Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Dear Food Distributors,

 

I just wanted to write and tell you that you are not fooling anybody.  We can tell that you are making the packages smaller at the same time that you are inching up the prices on said packages.

We understand that you are in business to make as much money as you possibly can, and we also understand that some of your costs have gone up.  We know that you have to charge somewhat more than you did before for your products, and we understand as well that you simply cannot resist pushing that a little farther than necessary.

That is moderately grumpy-making, but we can handle it.

What I’m calling you out on is your insult to our intelligence.  Yes, we notice that the packages are getting smaller, and we notice that the prices are going up.  We also notice that for businessmen, things like having to re-size all of the products, their packaging, etc. is not too expensive, but keeping them melamine, salmonella and e. coli- free is.

We understand that our economic and physical health are unimportant compared to your profit margin being high enough to give the executives their spiffy bonuses.  We are neither surprised nor are we capable of being particularly grumpy about it anymore.

However,  if it is not too much trouble, do you think you could possibly see your way clear to not act like we are a bunch of pre-operational toddlers who cannot properly process differences in relative size and volume?

That would be great…thanks!

 

Teresa Lhotka

Tuesday, 10 February 2009 09:41:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [20] | #
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