Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Brilliant Minds More or Less

Do you sometimes feel like we are living in the twilight zone? I was listening to the news this morning and they announced that a certain airline is considering charging people according to how much they weigh. They have already added extra charges for everything else they can think of and they still lost two billion dollars last year. Now they want to charge for the extra fat you carry on board. Can’t you just see this picture? The bigwigs of an airline are going into panic mode because they keep losing money. So they call a special meeting of the smartest minds in their business. We’re losing money and we’ve got to come up with a way to turn it around. They come up with this brilliant idea. What are they going to call it? Quantity control? You talk about somebody’s elevator not going all the way to the top. This one takes top prize. If it works for an airline it won’t be long until we’ll have to step on a scale before we can buy anything.
Why don’t they just stick a gun in our back like the oil companies do?