Thursday, June 12, 2008

A fun game would be going to Olive Garden and charting the ways they pressure you to buy wine

Doug Shaw:

Have you been there lately? It's different now.


The present purpose of the Olive Garden is to sell you their wine. That's it. The food and the commercials exist to get you there to sell you wine. The chairs are there so you have a place to sit while you buy their wine. The tables are there so the wine has a place to be. The air-conditioner is there so the wine doesn't go bad. (They don't want the wine to go bad, because they would sell less. If it still sold, they wouldn't care if it went bad. The point is to get you to buy it.)

Go visit the link to read the whole thing, go here for Olive Garden's response, and here for reader comments. Via.