Add the numbers. Again… and please

“… Tell the ‘Captain‘,

    Air Marshall Karlin says,

‘go fuck yourself”.

George Carlin
Jammin’ in New York; HBO sessions.

March 5, 2016
Live, from rue des Rigoles*

El Cobre de la fruta jugosa de Taiwan | The "best before" date (04-11-16) was coming up, and so i decided to pop open a fancy sealed and "tamper resistant" tin box presentation of an old brand of chewing gum. Now, before i ask you to pay attention to the Net Weight details, which are found at the base of that tin box, please let me tell you that the canary yellow vessel, is in fact, spacious enough to house at least 3 times the number of gum sticks that a global enterprise (Wringley Taiwan LTD) delivers in its fancy and prestigious presentation choice. So inside that box, just to recap: the investment for you money is being short changed. Packaging costs by the way, are usually estimated [according to my old maquiladora working friends in Ciudad Juárez] to account for the most expensive costs of a very large sample of sugar-based products, so to put that into perspective, imagine going to the store and purchasing a One gallon bottle of something, but instead of you receiving [or getting] a full gallon for your choice, the container is filled with only 12 ounces of 'that' liquid something. Wouldn't you be like WTF!!!… you Prestigiously Wrapped trump —of nothing. Wringley's packaging practices remind me of another kind of product, minimal in its delivery…and much like little christmas finger-size sausages— this product is also wrapped up in a useless and fancy package. Yes, you guessed it: printer ink cartridges, loads that usually don't last as long as they promise… and the people who assemble and fill the product at the factory —like the people in Ciudad Juárez— usually get short-changed by the bosses.

El Cobre de la fruta jugosa de Taiwan | The “best before” date (04-11-16) was coming up, and so i decided to pop open a fancy sealed and “tamper resistant” tin box presentation of an old brand of chewing gum… photo by armando segovia / segoviaspixes in the year 2016. Please COPY LEFT.

….now, before i ask you to pay attention to the Net Weight details, which are found on the base of that tin box in the picture, please allow me to inform you that the canary yellow vessel is in fact, spacious enough to house at least 3 times the number of gum sticks that a global enterprise (Wringley Taiwan LTD) would have you believe, should you base your choice, of course —solely— on a fancy and very limited pretentiously presented product.

So inside that box, just to recap: the investment for you money is being short changed. Packaging costs by the way, are usually estimated [according to my old maquiladora working friends in Ciudad Juárez] to account for the most expensive costs of a very large sample of sugar-based products, so to put that into perspective, imagine going to the store and purchasing a One gallon bottle of something, but instead of you receiving [or getting] a full gallon for your product of choice, the container is filled with only 12 ounces of ‘that’ liquid something. Wouldn’t you be like WTF!!!… you prestigiousness Wrapped trump of nothing.

Wringley’s packaging practices remind me of another kind of product, minimal in its delivery, basically those companies are charging us for the air trapped inside the nearly empty container…and much like little Christmas-themed finger-size sausages— the product is also wrapped up and sealed in a useless and fancy package. Yes, you guessed it: i am referring to printer ink cartridges, loads that usually don’t last as long as they promise… and the people who assemble and fill the product at the factory —much like the working people in Ciudad Juárez— usually get short-changed by the bosses, who are in their empty brains —and hearts— usually trying to emulate a con man who wants to lead the United States of America.

be right back: ¡KONFUPANDA!!! Watch this space.” Seriously, watch it and pay attention.