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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 1:35 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:We used to get little gold stars stuck on our foreheads when we done good in first grade! I can't remember ever gettin' one thou.....


My place they used to give me the Black Spot each week.


hehehehe... :oops:


p.s. Reminds me of eating in K-Pauls in NYC back in the 80's. If you finished everything on your plate they came up and stuck a gold star on your cheek. Freakin weird, though at the time I was young enough to think it quirky but quaint.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 8:30 am

And what do you think about the advertisements like that one of Caltex showed frequently a few years ago on the local channels? Poor Indian (IIRC) guy and the full of sympathy, understanding and humanitarian values big corporation helping him in the fight for better future.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 8:39 am

Never seen it, but I am also struggling to see the relevance?

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 8:55 am

Using someone in need to show how good a company is. If somebody wants to help someone and the intentions are pure there is no need to advertise it by any means making it public. PR.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 9:11 am

Oh sorry (duh) I get you.

I agree, genuine charity does not demand any return (PR or otherwise)

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Postby poodlek » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:16 am

x9200 wrote:Using someone in need to show how good a company is. If somebody wants to help someone and the intentions are pure there is no need to advertise it by any means making it public. PR.


There is no true corporate altruism in a capitalist society...and the truth is, most are happy to support a company they see as having some sort of social responsibility, as long as they at least appear genuine.

You are right that they are exploiting the transgendered folk by making them wear the name tags, but they are still employing them in an industry other than the more exploitative ones to which they are traditionally confined. It's not perfect, but it's a baby step in the right direction. At least this way people will get to interact with them in a normal, non-sexual non-freakshow kind of way.

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Postby longstebe » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 2:41 pm

I couldn't care less who were passing the beers out on zee planes. One thing for sure though the Katoeys will be a lot friendlier than some of those miserable bastards on the airlines.

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 3:06 pm

It'll definitely be friendlier than when I flew a British airways flight during their strike and "flight attendants" were manly-man men, the type who you wouldn't want to get into a fight with if their football team lost. :P :P

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Postby poodlek » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 7:06 pm

nakatago wrote:It'll definitely be friendlier than when I flew a British airways flight during their strike and "flight attendants" were manly-man men, the type who you wouldn't want to get into a fight with if their football team lost. :P :P


I flew BA last year during one of their strikes and was served by a crew of all pilots. It was the best service I'd ever had. I figured it had to do with them actually having to think about what they were doing and saying and caring about whether they'd done a good job. It was the only good thing I found about my whole experience with BA.


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