The mobs are starting to annoy me.
A friend talking to me yesterday asked “is it me or have most institutions, stores and corporations, most large human organizations, gone stone stupid?”
This was after a conversation that involved the fact that our people, including friends and acquaintances are at war with something pretty much universally right now. Something that they’d never dream of going to war against, something they didn’t want to fight, but have to, because “mistakes were made.” Usually mistakes are made by the business or organization and they’re large enough that they’re either existential or very, very expensive if not fought back against.
And the one universal on these things is that they’re STUPID. I mean, rock bottom, bizarrely stupid.
On the last trips to the grocery store, Dan and I, looking over our receipt at the end, have found big enough errors to justify losing half an hour in the customer service line. …
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