Was reading some random articles online and found myself reading from an old article from “Business Week” that lists the top selling candies in the world. Now I think that this list is from at least two years ago, but I don’t think there has been a big change in the candy industry in that small amount of time. The number one candy is not what I would have picked as the best, but I guess it is understandable. I’m fucked on this one because I’ve not traveled outside of the U.S., so with that in mind, I am not familiar with the candy preferences outside of the good old U. S. of A. But I felt strong as shit that the top selling candies anywhere in the world would most likely be chocolate and that turns out to be true for 9 of the top 10.
So the number one best selling candy in the world is: M & Ms And the story behind how that candy got its name? The two men who made the candy were named Forrest Mars and R. Bruce Murrie, so they took the initial of their last names and got M & M. This sparked an interest that I just fucking had to respond to so I found out that Forrest Mars was also responsible for the Mars bar which was a sweeter version of the U.S. Milk Way bar. Wikipedia provides us with such interesting but pretty fucking useless information.
Just a few years ago they compared the cost of American labor against the cost of Mexican labor, plus the added cost of transporting the materials both to Mexico and back to America, and realized that they would have a huge cost savings by moving the plant to Mexico. That is a shame that we have lost so many jobs to Mexico. Hundreds of people who worked hard and sacrificed to remain loyal to their employer were cast aside by the company executives and left to fend for themselves.
It is also a shame that the people in Mexico are willing to work for such a reduced wage and endure such a substandard quality of life that they go to work for these piece of shit companies. I don’t fucking understand why a Mexican company can’t see this business opportunity and build their own plants and make their own companies instead of bringing American companies into Mexico. Even worse is that our greedy asshole American corporations are willing to take advantage of these people who work hard yet remain living in poverty and sometimes horrific working conditions by exploiting the workers in other countries for the sake of making the profits that line their own pockets. World economics is changing and not one bit for the better. It’s turned into a very complicated political mess. I was talking to a friend of mine on Facebook who lives in Wisconsin and says that a big company up there in Freeport Ill is up and moving to fucking China of all places.
In the course of my long ass days at work I interact with literally dozens of customers. Many of which are total assholes, people that I normally would not have anything to do with on a personal level. Part of my job function is to provide customer service and the phone call and onsite visits are a great way for me to provide them a superior level of customer service, although I admit that I cannot always solve all of the shit that they come up with. But I do solicit and listen to their concerns and offer suggestions or take the necessary action with the home office to resolve as many issues as I can.
One or the things this portion of the job has taught me is that there is an actual art to complaining and getting your way. You can effectively complain to someone without becoming a whiner or a cocksucker or creating a lot of hostility between the parties. That is with the assumption that both parties want to fucking build and maintain a working relationship based on mutual respect and trust. Without that, every contact has the potential to be an unpleasant and less fruitful experience and that just won’t cut the mustard when you are in today’s dog-eat-dog and so fucking competitive business world.
I need a new bathing suit for the summer season. Since I fucking love to shop, I intend to do so today. I am not sure exactly where I want to go buy it, but I do want a nice bathing suit. I haven’t bought one in years, so I definitely need a new one. I might go hit up Macy’s to see what they have new this year. I know that they are a little more expensive, but I don’t care. I have also looked online as well to see what is out there. OMFG there are so many to choose from.
I just might have to buy more than one since it might be difficult to choose just one. I did see some by Ed Hardy that I really liked online. You can’t find hardly any Ed Hardy in the stores, even in Macy’s that carries the line. That is a pain in the ass, but I will persevere. I did see one that had big flowers and leopard print together and it looked really good. I think it was from Victoria’s Secret or something like that. Do they even make bathing suits? I will have to look online again for it.
I fucking love mah phone. No seriously. I have a great smart phone and I love it. Everyone complains about their touch screen phones crashing and shit, but I never have that problem. I had better knock on wood now so I don’t jinks myself. It took me forever to get one of these because they were so expensive, but I was patient and eventually the price came down as other companies made their own versions of them. My Android is amazing and there are so many free apps for it online.
I even have and app that when I turn it on and point the camera on the phone towards the night sky, it shows the lines between the constellations. That is so totally cool. Of course I am also hooked on Angry Birds like everyone else.This game is just too funny and great to pass the time when I am in the waiting room at the doctors office and such. Anyway, I am happy now with my phone and really glad I bought it. I am even happier that I haven’t had the problems everyone else seems to have with them. Time to get my ass off of this laptop and go to work now. Have a good one.