Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mom Pop neighborhood store

While writing my blog on movie "Safety not guaranteed" (here) - it reminded me an old lesson, I learned in that part of the country that - how brutal spread of corporate world is destroying the beauty of small townships. Wildfire spread of Walmart, Target, Banks, Cell phone companies, McDonald's, Pizza hut etc etc have taken the uniqueness of small towns away. 


Recently, I had a little encounter with one of the corporate bank and I realized that how human values have gone out of our corporate world. Unfortunately, they bring jobs to the area but in the process destroy a lot of human factor. I am not as leftist as Wall street occupiers but I fully understand the sentiments of a common man, and their anger towards these monstrous companies who take advantage of a common man with mind boggling hidden charges. For no reason, their CEOs get paid in millions, travel in first class and stay at presidential suites - on the expense of  2 dollars extra for asking paper statement - and 3 dollars extra to get your own money out of ATM!


Next time, while travelling, if you have a choice - eat at a family owned neighborhood restaurant, buy your milk at neighborhood convince store. Give business to community credit banks instead of corporate banks.


I was told this 15 years ago and I will forward this advise - You may pay little extra but you will patronize and save a lot bigger than mechanical inhuman corporations. 


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good advice, will keep it in mind. Like your sensitive approach.

Rohit Kumar said...

I had expressed similar concerns on my blog - http://rohit05kumar.blogspot.in/2011/12/silence-behind-fdi-hulla.html

would like to continue this discussion...

mystic said...

I m glad, finally you were able to post here....Let me check the link and let post my thoughts there......