Great story. This is the kind of stuff I want to read on Medium. Two takeaways (in case they weren’t absolutely clear to readers taken in by the highs and lows of this remediated epic): #1 The Bay don’t play that. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen non-natives learn this the hard way. #2 Sometimes, as painful as it is, life has a way of giving us the same lesson over and over, in different contexts, forms, and faces, until we learn it.