Remember that scene in the Breakfast Club?
Well, recently there was, shall we say, an incident that was documented on Penny Arcade where this was made perfectly clear.
The story starts with a guy writing Ocean Marketing asking about some controllers he pre-ordered way back in November wondering if they’d be shipped to him by Christmas (as promised) so he could give them as he intended way back in November. Well, the guy on the other end of the emails was a jerk. A real jerky jerk. As in “holy cow, I can’t believe this guy is in customer service” jerk. Stuff got sent back and forth until, finally, the mail was sent to Mike Krahulik (Gabe) at Penny Arcade… at which point we see him lay the smack down.
The original email thread is here. The punchline to it is that the guy at Ocean Marketing pulls a “DO YOU KNOW WHO THE HELL I AM?” on Gabe at which point Gabe posts the email thread and the Ocean Marketing guy’s contact info to the front page of Penny Arcade.
The next day, Gabe gets an email saying… well, I’ll just quote it:
“You have the power Mike Please make it stop”
You can read about that entire interaction here.
At the end of the day, it ends up that Ocean Marketing is out of business.
All that to say: Mess with the bull? You’ll get the horns.