Yiddish is not a language I speak, but a friend once told me that a good example of chutzpah is when a guy kills both his parents and begs the court for mercy because he’s an orphan.
Now, thanks to the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, we have a local example. You’ll understand what I mean in just a moment. It concerns a part of a letter mentioned in an article by Bill Rufty:
Also this week, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to its members urging them to vote for Dockery. It accuses Troller of not being qualified because he “does not have the responsibility of owning a home and lacks the obligations that come with that duty.”
Troller, a Lakeland High School teacher, lives with his disabled mother in a home that he says he and his brother bought for her. — The Ledger
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce is upset Troller doesn’t own?!
Yeah, the Chamber doesn’t own that building. They’re renting it at $1 per year.
That’s right. Rent. $1. Per. Year.
Chutzpah, thy name is Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Lakeland last renewed the Chamber’s 10 year lease in 2001. The Chamber has been in the building since 1966.