Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Great Tim Horton's Unroll the Rim

Such hooplah this year over a simple unroll the rim to win contest. First, some unionized workers in this area (BIG automotive industry here) are steamed that TH's is offering a Toyota as their big prize. Okay, it maybe could be one of the 'Big Three', but considering Toyota employs people in Canada, and they plan on building another plant in Ontario. Okay, one argument is the vehicle offered isn't even built in Canada...but I was told the PT Cruiser that was offered a couple of years ago wasn't built here either. Built in Mexico. Funny, don't remember hearing a thing about that.
Yes, we're big on the automotive industry here, but how about the rest of Canada that is offering the same unroll the rim prize? How many Big Three plants are in Alberta? BC? PEI???
Many are thinking that TH's is a Canadian franchise. Used to be, but not no more. Ohio-based Wendy's purchased it in 1995.
Some die-hard CAW guys are claiming that if they win the vehicle, they'll just throw the cup away. Yup. Sure. Let me see you unroll the big winner and watch you stick to your moral high-horse. I be thinking you'll take a tumble.
Besides, if you throw the cup out, a couple of kids might find it and their families would argue over just who gets the vehicle. (Smart thing...SELL the darned thing, split the money.)
Similar thing happened in Quebec with a 10yo finding a cup that hadn't been unrolled. He/she had difficulty opening it, so asked a 12yo. What are the odds??? The cup won the vehicle! And of course, the families are arguing. I say, grow up, compromise.
BUT (isn't there always one of those) now the guy who thinks he threw the cup out has hired a lawyer. The Guy is remaining nameless, although wouldn't you want to be nameless if you had stupidly thrown the cup out and then, even more stupidly, try to lay claim with DNA testing???
A judge should laugh in his face (boy, do I wish I could!!!) and tell him it's his tough luck. Yes, stupid mistake, and yes, he'll be kicking himself in the keister for some time to come, but HE THREW THE CUP OUT. No longer his.
This is taking "I'm not responsible for my own actions, so I'll sue" to a different level. So...you choose to drink too much, you choose to drive, but the bartender and bar can be held liable. You choose to smoke, develop a related illness, and blame the tobacco companies, who must have held a gun to your head to get you to start in the first place. You spill hot coffee on your lap while driving, it's not your fault. The restaurant made you put that cup between your legs while trying to drive. (Which led some take-out restaurants to put a ridiculous: 'Caution, contents are hot' on their cups)
Speaking of coffee, reallly think it's time for my own. Am curious, does anyone side with the lunatic who wants the garbage back that he threw out???

1 comment:

Judy said...

Sally your christening gowns are just beautiful. Did you use thread of baby yarn? I started one several YEARS ago in thread and it's still a WIP.

hugs,
Judy