Saturday, September 18, 2010

CVS Corporate Policy: Discard Unsold Toys -- But Poison Them First.

We're continuously assured that our major corporations are run by "the best and brightest" minds available. And then you read something like this:

CVS Corporate Policy: Discard Unsold Toys, But Poison them With Bleach, First.

And now you know why many of our corporations are in such hideous shape; they are run by unthinking, unfeeling retards who apparently don't think things through very well. The CVS spokesman talks out of both sides of his mouth, and rectum, simultaneously. Get this:

"He (The employee cited in the article) was following policy by insuring the items were not removed from the Dumpster," says CVS Pharmacy’s corporate spokesman Mike DeAngelis.
DeAngelis says people have been known to take toys out of the Dumpster, hurt themselves on the toys, then go back and sue CVS for damages.

In corporate lingo, that’s called "creating a liability" — taking products out of a Dumpster which may or may not be safe.

"If it’s been thrown away, we don’t want anyone to get hurt," DeAngelis says. "We have to protect the liability of the store."

But somehow giving a guy several gallons of bleach, to be used in a potentially-careless manner, with which to possibly injure or sicken himself -- or a passer-by -- is somehow limiting liability?

I'm certain that the Toys for Tots campaign, which the United States Marine Corps runs every year to bring Christmas joy to needy children, would have loved to have gotten an overflowing dumpster full of unused toys. The NYPD and NYFD also have similar programs. Veterans groups, church organizations, local day care centers and pre-schools, those who deal with mentally-and-physically handicapped children, would have taken those toys in a heartbeat, and they would have done some good with them. Instead, all that plastic, now tainted by bleach, will sit in a landfill somewhere for the next 10,000 years and probably poison our ground water.

This is one of those situations where a Tree Hugger might actually be useful. These are not the actions of a responsible corporation, or store owner, and they show a depth of stupidity that it is difficult to understand. Polluting refuse and unsold merchandise with bleach is a Corporate Policy? Why not Rat Poison? Why not just rig the dumpster to explode if it's opened by unauthorized personnel?

Somewhere in America, there's a kid for whom an abandoned Care Bear would have been a treasure beyond all price (Haven't these morons seen Toy Story?). All your typical MBA sees is an unsold product which is somehow cheaper to destroy and toss away than to try to sell at a lower price, or even donate.

Just think about the waste: that merchandise cost money, and if it couldn't be sold for a profit, then it could easily have been given to charity for a tax write-off, unless the Obamatards have made that illegal or not worth the paperwork. This is a shame beyond all meaning of the word.

And these are the people who run your corporations, write the laws through lobbyists and purchased "representatives", and claim to be pillars of the community?

This story breaks your heart...and then it makes you physically sick, and that nausea isn't just from the bleach fumes.

I'm writing a letter to CVS to express my outrage and dismay. I invite the rest of you to do likewise.

From now on, the letters "CVS" will no longer stand for quality merchandise and excellent customer service. They will stand for "Congenitally Venal Scumbags". This is, in it's own sick and twisted way, a form of child abuse, in my opinion.

I will not buy as much as a stick of chewing gum or a fucking aspirin in a CVS store ever again.

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