Re: "da marlboro man"
Jim McMaster (mcmaster@SWENG.STORTEK.COM)
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 10:00:50 -0700
Neil Lupton writes:
>do believe in our oath and law, and we take the equipment provided by the
>cigarette companies, do we not have some obligation to follow through on the
>implicit deal and provide the exposure they expect
No. I would not consider myself bound by any "implicit deal" they may
"expect". The only "deal" you agree to is to swap their coupons, gained by
buying their products, for the merchandise. Once they send you the
merchandise, it is yours to do with as you wish. They may *hope* to gain
some additional benefit other than the profit they already earned, but you
are under no obligation to provide it.
I am tempted to say "blood money" instead of "profit". These companies are
selling a dangerous, addictive drug. They know it, they just don't care how
many junkies they kill, or how young they hook them.
Never mind...this is a pet peeve, not a scouting topic. I will stop ranting.
SM Troop 70
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City