Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Customer Is Always Right

Where the hell did this idea come from anyway? That, my friends, equals the commodification of all things. It is the suspending of one's unique nature to sell, sell, sell.

And it's simply not true.

4 comments:

Craig Bob said...

Sounds like someone just got back from the Emeryville Home Depot.

Anonymous said...

From personal experience on both ends- you are completely accurate. -walton

EmmA...er...Pamela said...

but if you lived in asia where apparently the customer is always wrong... you would dearly miss that philosophy.

BakerMan said...

Like it or not, each and every one of us "sells" something to get our daily bread. You sell your art and your music which are commodities just like the stuff we might sell, or the labor of our hands that we sell for wages.

The only alternative is to live off of others. And even in that case somebody is "selling" something to feed us.

All of that being said, whatever it is you "sell" to get your dinner has some sort of a buyer who must be willing, and in general, we want them to continue to be willing. So we are nice to the people who give us our wages so that we don't starve.

IMHO...