Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Balls On Some People...

This was unfortunate.
An American GI assigned to one of the harshest posts in Iraq had a simple request last week for a Wisconsin mattress company: send some floor mats to help ease the hardship of sleeping on the cold, bug-infested ground.

What he got, instead, was a swift kick from the company's Web site, which not only refused the request but added insult to injury with the admonition, "If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq."

Now granted, the Sgt. did manage to get mats from two different companies, but still... If you don't like the war or want to support it in any way, that's fine. I really don't care one way or the other. But once you act like you have an Asshole License, you should get called to the mat (heh).

One thing that stood out, is that the report goes out of its way to say that the proprietor of the company is Pakistani. So what? Are we all supposed to go "Ah, of course"? I've noticed this with not only FOX reports, but with the AP and Reuters as well. Am I supposed to feel outrage, or be sympathetic? Usually the media is much more direct when telling me what to think or feel about something.

Incidentally, the company is Discount-mats.com. Not that I ever would order something like this online, but this company will be going on the list of places I will never shop at. Sounds like their customer service is horrific. Currently, it seems to be down. Can't imagine why.