... even hokey Vermont, like the Ben & Jerry's factory tour. The flier I had said that each tour participant gets a free T-shirt and either a free pint of ice cream or a voucher for same. The flier LIED, people. We each got a single mini-scoop of the day's experimental flavor: pineapple and white chocolate. Not a combination I would recommend. And here's my question: do Ben and Jerry spend more time (a) making ice cream, (b) doing good in the world, or (c) patting themselves on the back for doing good in the world? It's a close call indeed. But I guess in this regard, making ice cream is not that different from making books. If you don't put yourself out there, it's not going to sell.
I got another "liked-it-a-lot-but-didn't-love-it" rejection email this morning, but at least I got to read this one while looking out a window in our rented house across beautiful, placid Lake Champlain.