Day 3- Scott Monty of Ford replies as well as my reply to Scott

Today has been a busy day; I thought it’d be important to you to see Scott’s comment as well as my reply.  Without further adieu:

Jason, I think that’s a little unfair to say you “haven’t even received a reply” from us yet. It makes it sound as if we’ve ignored you. But you and I had an exchange on Twitter last night:!/search/scottmonty%20jasondefuria

As you can imagine, we’re not in the habit of giving away cars for nothing. In this case, we’d be happy to extend X-Plan (friends & neighbors) pricing to you. If you’d like to take us up on that, please let me know.

Scott Monty
Global Digital Communications
Ford Motor Company


Hi Scott,
Thank you very much for the reply. I wasn’t trying to give the impression that I was ignored; I was solely trying to say that I hadn’t been replied to as of the writing of that article. I do appreciate the fact that you reached out to me last night via your personal twitter.

As for the x-plan pricing, I definitely appreciate the offer. I can get something similar via AAA insurance over here in Massachusetts, so it really wouldn’t be a savings to me.

We’re in the holiday season, and it’s often a reminder (and that number to me appears to be rising) that we’re undergoing some difficult times. I’m not trying to sound like I’m entitled; just the fact that the holidays are difficult.

A brief background: I graduated the top 10% of my class. I went to grad school and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I worked hard, and decided to go into teaching, which I absolutely love. I am not going to be political and say that teachers are paid too little money, but at some point I have to wonder about if there are exceptional brands and companies that still exist.

I teach over 100 students introductory biology, and one of the curriculum’s main ideas (as well as my own view) is the fact that we as individuals must create a sustainable future. That is exactly why I posted for a Ford Fusion Hybrid. I need to practice what I’m telling my students to do; teaching is a collaborative effort. (I’m also a tech-enthusiast and have nowhere else to put this, but the 502A package sounds like it’s delightful.)

Now, even if I wanted to afford one of the lower tier cars (In quality of course, not price) I couldn’t with student loans and paying for necessary expenses, including where I live and what I eat. (I happen to coupon to save as much as possible.)

I know that good companies are not in the habit of giving away their products (especially cars), and I can definitely agree with that. On the other hand, exceptional companies may give away that car. Think about the following rewards when taking into account whether or not this whole thing I’m doing is a good. It’d be a good-natured act to give away said car in return for the publicity (via the Ford website, television stations, etc.), I’m a worthy cause (I promise!), and it’d probably help me afford other aspects of my life. I’d be willing to review features via video or text to provide to the Ford Motor Company to use as promotional materials. I promise awarding a car via social media would be more social than the current social badges that the Ford Motor Company is using.

Finally, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to reply to me. I know (and my readers should as well) that you must be a very busy man. It means a lot to me that you took the time to personally reply.

I’m going to keep making these posts; I believe that there is something magical this time of year where miracles happen.