Friday, April 17, 2009

Ruining A Reputation?

A video posted by a couple of Domino's employees on YouTube has gotten them fired, arrested, and according to this article, their actions have damaged Domino's reputation.

First, the video. These "geniuses" had the bright idea to make a video of them allegedly making some sandwiches for delivery. A man was shown sticking cheese up his nose, "breaking wind" over some salami, and adding some additional "nose sauce" to the sandwiches. His female accomplice did a play by play on the video. The video has since been removed from YouTube, but it probably exists somewhere. Of course they deserved the firing. The arrest I am not so sure about. The charge is distributing prohibited foods. I really don't think they distributed this food. If they did they deserve jail time, but if not, stupidity really isn't a crime. If it was we all would have a record, some would have a rap sheet that would make War And Piece look like a short story.

As for Domino's reputation, how could you hold them responsible. They had no idea that this was going to happen. It is not in the training manual. I have worked for Taco Bell, Arby's, Wendy's, and Krystal's. Not once during any of the interviews was I asked "If given the chance, will you do disgusting things to our food and then serve it to our customers?" There is no way to predict that people will act outrageously. They have been fired. Domino's did what any responsible employer would have. They are blameless.

I got an email today from someone who wants to advertise here on my blog. It was from an Asian Travel Agency. Maybe I should do it. I am sure that everyone who reads this would love to plan a trip to Asia.

I have another picture I was hoping to use, but unfortunately the Cardinals beat the Cubs 7-4 yesterday. Chris Duncan had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs. The Cardinals had twelve hits against five Cubs pitchers. Hopefully the Cubs will reverse that today. Carlos Zambrano will be pitching against a rookie, P.J. Walters, who is making his major league debut.

Travis knew that a Triceratops had three horns on its head.
Today's question is Grade 4/Literature.

Who wrote the book Gulliver's Travels?

  • A) Robert Louis Stevenson
  • B) Jonathan Swift
  • C) Shel Silverstein
I knew this one. 76-15.

1 comment:

Travis said...

Answer: Jonathan Swift