Posts tagged "corporations"

Complaint free world: Not bloody likely

Having read about an organization aiming to make this a complaint free world, I thought–wouldn’t THAT be nice. . If only. If only it weren’t necessary to complain. But humans make mistakes; sometimes not owning up to them. So yes Virginia, complaining is necessary.   As to why I complain, let me count the ways.... Read more »

How to Marry a Billionaire?

Once upon a time, in a pre-Mad Men America, a little girl with wispy blond hair and blue plastic framed glasses was in love with Walt Disney. Not the Walt Disney corporation; with the product–Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck–the usual suspects. A card-carrying member of the Mickey Mouse Club wearing her treasured pair of Mickey Mouse... Read more »

The Ides of December

What’s the matter with American business? For one thing, they have confrontational issues with their customers. And when they deign to acknowledge the little people, the corporations lick their lips in anticipation of their favorite word–MORE. They want more for less from us, like Bank of America’s lamebrain idea to charge $5 monthly fee for... Read more »
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    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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