by Ken Vincent, Featured Contributor
Now some of those reading this post will do so to find an address so they can check it out; Others so they can start a petition to close it down. Well, I’m sorry folks I don’t have an address, so some of you may want to go on to other posts. Actually I’m talking about the movie of some years ago.
I liked that movie, not because it was such a great movie but, because of the less than hidden messages therein. They were pretty straight forward and still true today.
First, Miss Mona’s house of ill repute was very successful with a high ratio of repeat business and a class clientele. Why? Well she always delivered what she promised and a customer always left happy. More businesses should follow that example today no matter what their product or service. Maybe we could buy a new car without wondering if it would explode, or if the steering would lock up, or perhaps be out of service due to some recall. Maybe we could eat in a restaurant or buy groceries without concern about getting a food borne disease. Maybe we could…..(fill in your own concern here).
The other lesson in the movie that is still valid today is that elected political figures are not always what they seem to be and not always up to what they promise. In the movie the governor does a soft shoe dance and song routine during a speech to his electorate. The refrain goes like this:
“Ooh I love to dance a little sidestep, now they see me, now they don’t. I’ve come and gone and, ooh I love to sweep around the wide step, cut a little swathe and lead the people on.” The verses are full of nonsense that really say nothing and that still rings true.
Sound like most of our government officials of today? Elected officials, appointed department heads, czars, bureaucrats of every type, and members of every party and none. I wonder what government would look like if they all did what they promised and what they were hired to do? I wonder what our country could accomplish if that were the case?
How do you think your business would change? Your life?