Hey, it's summertime. Shouldn't you load the family into the car and take in the sights and sites that make the American tapestry so rich? Gonna be in Flint, Michigan -- perhaps to eyeball firsthand the industrial ruins of a city featured in Michael Moore's "Roger & Me?" You can travel in luxury and style in a brand new Buick Regal, the perfect blend of economy and gracious driving.
The tragic fact is that Coke is increasingly not consumed responsibly. It has become a dietary staple for countless millions and is consumed so immoderately that the incidence of obesity and Type II diabetes is off the epidemiological charts. The Coca-Cola Co. is surely not the sole contributor to sugar overdosing, but it is by far the most visible -- and has plenty to answer for.
Relying on CRM to repair BofA is like treating melanoma with Clinique. It is as if there were a meeting of top managers who addressed the question "How do we absolutely cement for all time our image as a soulless engine of unreconstructed aloofness and greed?" The answer: To reach out to complainers not with live human beings, but bots.
To observe that the French are haughty and uncooperative is a cliche and a scurrilous stereotype, justified only in the narrowest sense that it is constantly proving itself to be true. The vaunted French culture includes not only Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Bonnard, Zola, Proust, Balzac, Baudelaire, Offenbach, Debussy, Berlioz, Bizet and Faure, but also the snub, the shrug and the elevation of xenophobic contempt to high art. Vive la France!
LONDON -- So first, this disclaimer: Comcast and I have a history. It began with a slight customer-service issue -- an installer leaving my house in the middle of a job and never returning -- and escalated into a blog post designed to incite the seething multitudes.