July 2, 2008

Pain in the apse

Imagine, if you will, that the managers of dozens of McDonald's restaurants in cities across the U.S. were constantly getting in trouble -- and having to pay millions of dollars in settlements -- for sexually abusing children.

I'd hazard a guess that, after a while, people might stop going to those particular McDonald's locations. I'd even go out on a limb and predict that consumers -- even consumers in other cities -- might be outraged enough to, I don't know, stay home and cook their own crappy burgers.

Anyway, today's coverage on the Denver archdiocese having to shell out $5.5 mil doesn't even seem like news anymore -- just another episode in a tired old story. And it's really none of my business, but it did make me wonder again why people keep patronizing these places.


Anonymous said...

So many inappropriate comments I could make.

I'm actually going to self censor for once.

Excellent post.

Your escalator operator said...

Thanks, Laura.

Oh, but I'd be so interested in those inappropriate comments! Just one!? :)

I kind of thought I should post a warning at the beginning of this post, so I'm glad you commented.

bugs said...

i'll give you an inappropriate comment...i'm not as self censoring as laura...
there are a lot of sick people in the world. there are maybe even more stupid people in the world who don't think enough to NOT support the sick people in the world and it's just beyond disgusting, immoral, totally outrageous what goes on & how this behavior is allowed to continue at all. at all!
i don't think that was inappropriate - i did censor a bunch, as i don't know what types of other people read your blog