That fine custodian of moral virtue, Gerry Harvey, regrets there is much wrong with the world. Gerry’s world, that is. The world, as it is, doesn’t do all its shopping at his stores.
It’s everybody elses’ fault. And doesn’t he tell us!
He bemoaned this at the company’s AGM in Sydney, yet one would be forgiven for thinking he was Fred Flintstone in disguise. To prove my point, News.com reports that:
Curiously, Mr Harvey took a swipe at technology-obsessed consumers who spend great chunks of their days looking at computer, tablet and mobile phone screens.
“They live on the bloody things. It’s so invasive into your lifestyle.”
He said people could live to regret the advent of the internet over the next 10 to 15 years.
Yes, this came from a man who was made very rich by the internet, but how he must yearn for a return to the Stone Age if he comes out with gobsmacking rubbish like that.
Over the past couple of months I’ve only been thinking how important the internet is to us.
Have you ever tried living without an internet connection? You know, that regrettable little invention that allows us to communicate with people in some sort of way? Gerry’s problem is that it allows us to communicate with a wide range sellers. He doesn’t like them. He said:
. . . there were a lot of “bull s****ers” spruiking the benefits of online retailing.
I guess I’m one of them.
I think Gerry and his ideas are past their use by dates.