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And Nil Points for you, Qx.

Posted by: Trolley Dolly ( Northern Ireland ) on August 27, 1998 at 11:18:59:

In Reply to: Two points for corporate loyalty posted by Quincunx on August 26, 1998 at 10:04:47:

: Qx: Excuse me..but when did any country enforce their standards when a company like McDonald's sets the standards? Many local governments won't even question the company due to it's monetary grip on so many legislatures.

Au contraire, Qx. I would say (from experience) that many local government bodies are full of jumped up glory seekers, who spend all their lives lining up that perfect swing at the corporate punchbags that swing so temptingly past their noses They want the kudos of having been "that guy" who forced McD's to alter their procedures. I mean in particular EHO's. For e.g. there are some absolutely stinking holes of restaurants about, yet an EHO stood and told me to get the underside of the dry store shelving varnished. I really wanted to ask her how the outlet over the road still operated when on many occasions, staff are seen smoking in the kitchen, not wearing hats in food prep areas and handling money and food. But I didn't ask. I just allowed her to enjoy that little buzz she must have got in her pants when she spotted such a major breach of environmental health legislation in such a huge company. The bigger you are, the worse it is. Joe Tossbag over the road and his poxy spud outlet should have bitten the dirt long ago, but they're still around. Because noone likes to give the little man a kicking do they ?

: Qx: I think ots childish to be a sycophant and not to even question or research the origin of corporations and McDonald's hand in the evolution of the fast food industry. What you do is apologize for corporate exploitation and state your subjective opinions as global fact. There's nothing childish in questioning that.

It's just the way you do it Qx, you can be a sarky...ahem...individual.
(How's that for restraint, Moderator ??)

: Qx: You could have done a much better job at gross over-generalization but I guess this is the best you can do.

Instead of patronising him Qx, HELP him. If he is so badly misinformed, don't take the piss, point him in the right direction. (not the IWW website !) You don't do yourself, or the IWW any favours by being such a yap.

: Qx: Yeah, like most people are just going to believe you at face value while you can re-inforce each others collective false consciousness.

Listen to the guy. Can't you accept he might be genuine ? I know you doubted me once Qx, is it now this guy's turn to feel the heat ? Accept that others experiences will naturally create different viewpoints, and give him a decent debate instaed of bucketloads of bile from on high. I tell you, you have climbed so way up on that pedestal you are going to get blown off it one day, and wind up with your knickers on your head.

Love and kisses


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