Mr. SERIN uploaded a photograph to his Flickr account purporting to be a "business meeting" at the Macaroni Grill. However, if you look to the top right of this enhanced photograph, you will see someone else looking on:
As you can see, Messrs. SERIN and LUPO were sitting next to none other than the Honorable Kenny ROGERS! After noticing these would-be entrepreneurs work on their business plan, he introduced himself to Mr. SERIN. He said:
"Son, I've made a life out of massive focused action,
And spending days on finding ways to get cash back at close.
Of all the funds you siphoned, you don't even have a fraction.
If you'll pass me a shot of wheatgrass, I'll tell you what I know."
Mr. SERIN handed him his wheatgrass shot, and Mr. ROGERS drank it in one gulp. Then the Macaroni Grill became deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression. Mr. ROGERS leaned forward and whispered hoarsely:
"If you're going to play the game, boy, you have to learn to play it right.
"You got to know when to hold 'em,
know when to fold 'em,
know when to walk away,
know when to run."
Turning toward Mr. LUPO, he continued:
"Don't waste your time complaining
about your business partner's blogging.
They'll be plenty time for flogging
when you're underneath the bus."
Mr. SERIN was deeply moved by this meeting, and remembers it to this day -- October 16, 2007.
By October 17, he will have completely forgotten it.