i find as i get older, i become far less tolerant of the corporate mentality...it drives me insane at work because i believe patient care should be about individuality not universal standardization.
it is why i like saints...there is no head office saying "this is how we do what we do"
and it is why i really want to buy my bed directly from the family (not the entity) that owns the store.
do you realize how few actual family enterprizes there are any more?
we are in the age where family and business are not financially viable...we want bigger and cheaper and more convenient and greater and more varied choices in inventory. we want it all and we want it all in one store...this would be why walmart drives me nutz...how many options of spending can there possibly be all in one giant place?
and when a giant crashes..like chrysler...it takes down alot of real people with it.
it is like the death of the family generational farm whose cows and chickens and pigs actually got some sunshine and wind on their face and real grass to eat instead of being prodded with electrical shocks from artificially lighted and machine grain fed box to box from birth until slaughter house.
it is a more cost effective, universally efficient way to farm.....it gave birth to "the good deal"..."get more for less"..."one stop shop" that we have been told for many years...is actually exactly what we, the consumer wants.
why would i want to feed the corporate machine who decides that the morality of what i need is based on a price point or the streamlined, bare bones absolute ease of delivery?
this would be fine if i could negotiate individually....i would like a bed like this...at this cost, delivered and set up in this way and with consideration and respect for the animals in my care and the work i personally do.
i would like the food on my table (if i had a table) to be treated in this particular way...i do not want them unduly upset or unhappy or afraid or not to enjoy their life before my need or want, takes it away.
try telling any of that to the corporate brain...."this does not compute with predetermined universal trends in consumer wants and needs"
or does it not compute with what we have been brainwashed to believe since TV dinners on metal trays hit our living room TV driven society with dreams of a cadillac with wings and a house in the burbs as the marker for our success in life and in our family?
and what has this to do with animals?...well... they are supposed to be just as cheap and convenient and easy to obtain and dispose of as everything else.
except..phoebe and jewel and 4lane and jesse ain't actually exactly easy in any way shape or form. diablo and apollo and spritely and angel ain't cheap either. it is not such a simple thing to get rid of suzie or tiko or animals like tony who insist on being with you.
and getting a big enough bed for al, lucy (the leaker), lucy (the visitor). peluchie, joey, caspar, daphne, 4lane, angel, suzie and chica...that i can afford, that will stay reasonably dry, that is comfortable enough for my wrecked back and big enough for all of us, and fitting it in my overcrowded room and delivered by someone who knows EXACTLY what and where they are delivering to while still supporting and ultimately promoting a local and grassroots family business....
well that is actually fairly easy and quick cuz i just have to pop down the hill and hand them my debit card and they will take care of everything for me, including stuffing those things into the protectors....and there is no huge line up at the check out counter either.