I’m a season ticket holder for the Minnesota Twins Baseball team. Despite my ridiculous travel schedule, I do manage to squeeze in my share of ball games. Something has bothered me since I was a little kid and I went to my first “give-away” game. Let’s say its “Hat Night” and the hats are sponsored by Dairy Queen; does Dairy Queen really have to blaze their logo on the hat? Sure it’s a Twins cap, but from the rear it appears to be a Dairy Queen hat. If I’d wanted a DQ hat, I’d have gone to DQ. The same holds true of my Minnesota Lottery / Twins coffee mug. It’s a nice mug, but I don’t play the lottery. The only souvenir I enjoy from any Twins game is the precious, unspoiled purity of my Kirby Puckett bobble-head doll.
On a recent United Airlines flight this week to
Now, I’m no expert on the quantities of goods needed, etc, but I guess I would certainly empathize with the buyer if he was told to “get ten million beverage napkins!” When the storehouse manager says, “Say… I can cut you a deal on some surplus napkins I have. You’d save $75,000 but there’s a teensie-weensie little problem; your competition’s logo is printed all over them. Will that be a problem?”
I doubt this extra savings will be passed along to the rest of us, anytime soon, and it still intrigues me a bit to see capitalism work this way. What’s next? Will my next Ford rental car have
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