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Monday, February 25, 2008

RIPPED (OFF) FROM THE HEADLINES

Following a massive recall of frozen beef, Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company may shut their slaughterhouse doors forever. The company's general manager says the cost of paying for the recall will drive them out of business. That makes sense, but what's important is how he said it:

(From Reuters)
"I don't see any way we could reopen," Magidow was quoted as saying in a phone interview. "If the USDA wants payment back, we're dead meat. We're done."

That's right, "dead meat." The owner of a meat packing plant said they were "dead meat."

Where to start with the jokes? Dead meat? I thought that was your business plan.

How about: Well if you're dead meat, why don't you just pack yourselves up and sell yourselves to the school lunch program.

Clearly Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing is an irony free company. And for that reason, I'll be sad to see them go.

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