the point of this is not to get you to boycott these things. honestly. i was just thinking that over the years I have collected a tiny list of things that, for one reason or another, i have decided to boycott until such time someone gives me a damn good reason not to.
So…in no particular order:
Exxon – have not pulled up to an exxon pump since the valdez incident
Mobil – have not spent a penny on mobil products since they merged with exxon. this one is rather easy as all the mobil stations around here have been closed anyway.
BP – they were on the border after the arrogance shown during the Alaska debacle. The Gulf tragedy pushed them over the edge.
Aruba – not until some justice is served in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
Bekins Van Lines – these guys did everything short of bending me over a sink and re-enacting the Sisters scene from Shawshank Redemption.
Denon – my very first CD player was a Denon. After 18 months it stopped working. After several phone calls to their customer service department I received a letter that basically said “shit breaks. not our problem”. Never again.
It is possible to be redeemed from this list. Ford used to be on it, but I’ve heard some good things over the past few years so it’s not a strict blockade. I’ve found myself salivating over the convertible Mustang lately. We’ll see. Actually Chrysler is running neck and neck. It’s still going to take a lot for me to plunk down that kind of cash for either of their vehicles.
AmericanIdolDancingWithTheStarsLostSurvivorBachelorBachelorette etc etc etc – you couldn’t pay me enough to endure it.