Mess With OpenBand, Get Stabbed
I am sure DC Councilman (with a temper and a potty mouth) and OpenBand exec David Catania was joking when he said he wanted to stab an HOA representative with a sharp object during “negotiations”, but good grief, what a stupid thing to do. Of course when you’re an OpenBand bigwig and you think you’ve bought the new Board of Supervisor making the decision on your cable franchise, you probably think you can say and do just about anything and still get what you want.
From the WaPo article linked above:
Doug Granzow, vice president of the Southern Walk HOA, told the supervisors that he had been threatened by an OpenBand representative, whom he later identified as OpenBand attorney David Catania, during a negotiation meeting last week.
“The subject of pricing came up, and when I challenged them on their claim that they are the lowest-priced provider in the county, the OpenBand representative snapped at me,” he said. “He said, and I quote, ‘It’s comments like that about our pricing that make me want to jump over this table and stab you with a sharp object.’ ”
Granzow said he was shocked by Catania’s statement.
“I have never had someone say something like that to me in any kind of business discussion, ever,” he said. “This seems to be their standard operating procedure. Dominate, intimidate, threaten.”