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Anheuser-Busch Switches From Beer to Water

Anheuser-Busch Switches From Beer to Water

The week of Memorial Day is typically busy for beer companies. According to NBC News, floods in Texas and Oklahoma have changed the normal production process for Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, GA plant this week. Rather than producing beer, the plant is producing canned water and donating it to the American Red Cross for those in need. For the company, this is not out of the norm. It is a little-known fact that the company takes on this type of production a few times a year. It has positioned itself to quickly transition and give back to the community.

Consumers such as Sam Tabar expect businesses to be ethical and socially responsible. Yet, when one of the largest beer companies in the world changes its production line to focus on emergency relief, there is little recognition. What more can a company do to get your attention? Does it matter? The answer: yes. It does matter. A company’s reputation determines its success. If you found out this company had caused mass destruction, you wouldn’t be caught consuming their product. However, now you know you are purchasing from a responsible company. Will you make it a point to buy more of their products? This company stopped production to do what is right. We hope someone noticed.

Receipt mishap

Receipt mishap

Huck Finn’s in New Orleans, LA is at the center of controversy over a receipt that was given to a paying customer who had just dined there. The controversy was not because the math was done incorrectly, or an extra zero added to the tip but because of the racial slur that was at the top of the receipt when the customer received it! This incident was brought to the attention of the restaurants management that says they are “shocked and appalled” by the actions of their employee. The customer however pointed out they did not fire this employee on the spot, as an investigation had to be done. I am not sure what had to be investigated, as the racial slur was not hand written it was typed in from their system, printed on a receipt which I’m sure had the cashiers name on it. In other reports similar receipts have surfaced from places like Pappa Johns in New York, another in Sacramento, CA.

 

The report is not clear on why these people committed this act but, what’s interesting is that while this particular receipt had a racial slur on it, other receipts have curse words on them or vulgar descriptions of a customer. The job of being a server is sure to bring with it aggravation and rude customers but, there is never any reason to disrespect another human being like this and most certainly nothing that should make you do this and lose your job. A person could leave a negative review like writing a FreedomPop review out of spite.

Personal Coffee Maker and Germs

Personal Coffee Maker and Germs

When it comes to making coffee at home there are many who swear by their personal coffee maker. There are many who could not go on without the help that their Keurig brewer offers them. Those who enjoy making an individual cup of coffee at a time like Ricardo Tosto and are looking for the high quality taste that the Keurig offers may be disappointed to hear about a recent finding.

It seems that the Keurig brewer is a breeding ground for bacteria. Germs love using the coffee maker for their own gain. It seems that germs enjoy growing in the personal brewer, and this could be an issue. Those who enjoy their single cup of coffee that is brewed up just for them, the kind of coffee with a quality taste, may be getting more than just coffee when they down the drink. Germs may well be a part of every cup of Keurig brewed coffee.

Woman Denied Ability To Take Final Exam Due To Skirt Length

Woman Denied Ability To Take Final Exam Due To Skirt Length

According to a close source of mine, Flavio Maluf, an Algeria law student was banned from taking a final exam after the professor disagreed with her choice of outfit. The woman, who remains unnamed was wearing a mini skirt to take her law school final when the professor refused her the right to her exam. According to reports, the supervisor was not pleased that the skirt came above her knees.

According to authorities, the faculty of Algiers requires students to be wearing a “decent outfit” for exam attendance. However the woman was wearing a dress which fell just above her knees. When the dean of students, Mohamed Tahar Hadjar at the university was questioned about the faculty’s decision to not allow the student to sit for the exam, he agreed. According to Hadjar, “Wearing a short skirt is not authorized inside the university.” He then goes on to mention that he agrees with the decision the faulty made since “it’s their job to uphold the rules.”

Students were outraged at the faculty and their choice to deny the woman the option to sit for the exam. As a show of support, many students joined together to create a Facebook page showing their bare legs. Pretty soon, word spread and woman across the university were posting leg “selfies” in support of the woman. The women titled the advocacy page “My dignity is not the length of my skirt.” The originators of the page are encouraging women everywhere to take a stand and show their legs.