I'll copy the first two paragraphs here:
Personal accountability is a concept my father drilled into my psyche starting when I was about nine. I didn’t feed the dogs one day before I went to school. That Saturday, he did not allow me to eat or drink anything from 6AM until 4PM that day. It taught me not only personal accountability, but also the concept that what YOU do affects OTHERS. It taught me that failure was unacceptable.
Fast forward 45 or so years, and I still believe in personal accountability - or, I guess, in the personal accountability of retailers. Because I am a retailer, and I don’t think it is anyone else’s job to provide for me. And I STILL find failure to be unacceptable.For the writer of this article to talk about "personal accountability" and still be Ken Whitman's biggest enabler, having customers pay for photos with "Whit" the actor, the con man, the flake, Mr Snake Oil Salesman himself - ironic seems to fall short of the gall embodied by this.