Looking at the responses I received to my previous post "Crying in His Custard", I thought the "Lower Taxes-Smartass" exchange between Vice President Joe Biden, and Kopp's Manager Scott Borkin, deserved a little more analysis (very little).
What if we changed the players just a little bit. We will leave Scott Borkin in as Kopp's Manager --- but we will construct 4 different scenarios, substituting the Vice President with Non Political figures.
1) An ER Doctor comes into Kopp's to enjoy a cone, when he asks what he owes ---
The manager says "Don't worry, it's on the house, just lower your fees from $880 an hour, and we'll call it even".
2) Some employees from an International Staffing Company come in for lunch, they ask what they owe -
The manager says "Don't worry, it's on the house, just stop helping companies to outsource work and helping to bring in foreign workers for hi tech jobs, and we'll call it even".
3) An automobile mechanic from a foreign car company comes in for takeout for the techs at work and asks what he owes ---
The manager says "Don't worry, it's on the house, just lower your fees from $125 an hour, and we'll call it even".
4) Joe the plumber (no not that Joe, just a regular Milwaukee area plumber) comes in and has a double cheese burger, fries, coke and cone (his wife would kill him if she knew) and asks what he owes --
The manager says "Don't worry, it's on the house, just lower your fees from a $30 service call and $180 per hour when you come to service my hot water heater, and we'll call it even".
Hopefully the scenarios above will better convey what I was trying to say in my original posting.
Think about yourselves --- when you go into a Service Business --- do you want to be treated like a Guest -- or get a Smartass comment about what you do for a living, or how much you earn or charge.
I would think that most anyone would be irritated to say the least --- and I doubt you would go back to that establishment.
Once the "Exchange" happened --- Borkin and Kopp's could have let the issue die. After all, they Diss'd the VP, instead of treating him like a Guest --- especially a Guest who was bringing them publicity beyond what they could ever buy.
Now the publicity they have established for themselves, is that they do not know how to treat a Guest, that they favor Republican politics, that they think they are an Icon that can thrive no matter how they treat their Guests, and that they reveled in continuing the Faux Pas's by travelling to Chicago to be on Fox News!
Hey --- why not give it a try --- go to Kopp's and tell them what you do for a living, how much you earn, how much you charge, and what your politics are. If you aren't Diss'd ----- Enjoy Your Custard .......
YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME !