Don’t step on your manhood |

Don’t step on your manhood

If the train still came to Aspen, I would think Jerry Bovino just got off it, carpetbag in hand.

Last week or the week before, he was complaining that maybe Burlingame wasn’t for anyone, and maybe not everyone could expect to live in Aspen. I guess since he found a place to park his butt it’s now safe to close the door without having to worry about moving over.

This week it appears Bovino is whining about the way the Wheeler Opera House does business. Now that Jerry sells some type of Alamosa water with the Aspen name on it, he thinks the Opera House should just drop common business sense and trade with his firm.

I’ve been doing business in Aspen since the ’60s, Jerry, and can guarantee you that just because you’re the local boy doesn’t mean you get the local business. You have to compete just like everyone else.

And, by the way, there might be a little local money in Fiji; it’s just not public information because they don’t cry about lost commerce in public. It’s good to be aggressive, but be careful not to step on your manhood.

With people like this living and doing business in town, no wonder we have all begun to wonder where the “vitality” went.

Tony Vagneur

Unincorporated Eagle County

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