Thursday, May 05, 2005

McShot's - Number one for bile

The US is a particularly good example of this phenomenon. You ask someone where to go for lunch and they'll tell you that one place has great ribs, another gives you hot towels after the meal, a third does the most amazing Caesar salad and this last place has the best cheesecake. There isn't a single place which can be recommended across the board. Each establishment likes to be famous for one item, one speciality into which all the advertising dollars and creative effort is concentrated. It's more efficient this way, advertising and word of mouth bring the crowds and they'll all order the same thing. Makes it easy for the chef, the purchasers, the waitresses, everybody. You don't have to worry about the details or the garnish, just deliver on the one thing everybody expects and all else will be forgiven.

Of course, like Starbucks, SUVs and chronic obesity, all good things make the journey East. Take a look at this crazy shit from the UK.

5 Mewling Pricks

At 6:20 pm, Blogger Sylow_P ejaculated...

I think the other factor is that Americans tend to avoid variety. I can't tell you how many times I've watched some bastard look at a menu for fifteen minutes only to order the same damn thing they always order at that particular restaurant.

At 10:33 pm, Blogger jonny-no-stars ejaculated...

Actually, it's all to do with standardisation and competitve advantage through core competencies that cannot be copied (ostensibly).

That and most business people have no imagination, brains or desire to do anything other than rob you and have all read/been told (most business people can't read) the same bollox from the (mostly)same bunch of academics who are only repeating what they see. Which is almost the same shit as the rest of us see, except they aren't customers on the receiving end of that shit.

As that answer cost me £13,000 approx and several years, can I claim my (numpty)consultant's fee?

At 10:02 am, Blogger Snotty McShot ejaculated...

Jonny, I haven't a fucking clue what you are talking about, and I can't be arsed picking through the parentheses to find out.

At 11:51 pm, Blogger jonny-no-stars ejaculated...


not a lot's happening here, is it?

getting laid, are we?

At 12:18 pm, Blogger Snotty McShot ejaculated...

It's summer. Get off your pc and outdoors you fucking shut in.


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