Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Karma visits Gene Conti

Karma BITCH SLAPS the owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna Costa Rica, Eugene 'Gene' Conti.

YUP! Eugene 'Gene' Conti, owner of Palo Verde Resort in La Fortuna got BITCH SLAPPED by Karma and I gotta tell you, it brings a smile :) to my face. But before I tell you what Karma did, I will admit, if I still gave a f**K about Palo Verde I would be devastated as to the wrath Karma displayed on Gene Conti's (our) tiny resort.

I don't think I've ever posted a 'real' pic of Gene Conti or the other owner, Larry Bernstein. That's Gene on the left and Larry dead center.

Do you know what a Palo Verde is? Basically, it's a shrub with green leaves and branches, but most people think of it as meaning, 'a really BIG tree in Costa Rica', there's even a National Park here with the same name. Gene Conti also believed it meant 'really big tree' since he named Palo Verde Resort after this HUGE tree which sat on the property but had no equal. Let me tell you, this tree was the size of a small redwood, complete with it's own zip code and ecosystem. I liked this tree for the same reason I like the Arenal Volcano- there's just a magnificence about them, sorry, words escape me. I wish I had some pics as I'm sure you'd agree, but alas my pics got destroyed about 5 years ago when a lightening storm killed our harddrive. Needless to say, this 'Palo Verde' tree was the focal point of the entire property and about a month or so ago, it fell, right into the pool. SCORE!

What a fitting way for Karma to finally come around and bitch slap Gene Conti after his 7 years of so-called 'managing' Palo Verde. I hope Eugene Conti GETS IT, I pray he understands the irony of Palo Verde falling both literally and figuratively. Maybe this will encourage Gene Conti to self-reflect and possibly see the errors of his ways, although I seriously doubt it since he's got 60+ years of rationalizing his f'ed up business practices. *Not sure why Bernie Madoff popped into my head.

I can't take Gene Conti to court, yet anyway, but I'd like to think I have Karma working in my corner and the BEST part, I think she's happy to help me out. I'm betting she's got a 'past' with Mr. Conti and is enoying this as much as I am... I do however wish she would have left the tree and used a sink hole to swallow up Palo Verde, but who am I to question her methods?

*To the potential buyer of 'Palo Verde': Back when Gene purchased the property, it was like a diamond in the rough,,,now it's surrounded by heavily traveled roads and other hotels... and nicer hotels at that... now that the tree is gone, so is the heart of Palo Verde... so if you're going to buy it, bring another one, you're going to need it.

Hey Gene, when I hear this song I think of you..... ENjoY!

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