Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oil Spill

Well I haven't talked about this before, mostly because there is plenty of drama surrounding it already, but the stupid has become entirely too thick for me to ignore.

Randy Prescott, a representative of BP, made the comment “Louisiana isn’t the only place that has shrimp.”

WTF over?

Stupid on these levels shouldn't be ignored, tolerated, or tacitly approved. Since Mr. Prescott's company email and office phone number are now public knowledge, I'm going to post them here. Call, email, tell him he's an idiot and/or a dick, or whatever you'd like to say to a person in his position who displays that much dumb.

Randy Prescott
Phone: (719) 323-4093

And, when you see a BP station... drive on by. Perhaps big oil is all corrupt and all about the money in their pockets, but not all companies are displaying this level of contempt for the consequences of their own screw ups at this particular moment.

And yes, I'm aware that most BP stations in the US are independently operated. They are affiliated with the company, however, and BP makes a profit from them. Short of saddling up and going back to hayburners, there just isn't a whole lot else we can do to financially impact the company, so if you have any other ideas, feel free to share them.


Anonymous said...

He actually said that? Well, I haven't stopped at an Exxon station since they started fighting the Valdez lawsuits, and I've boycotted Mobil since the merger. BP just joined them.


Old NFO said...

Sigh... they just don't have a clue... They are STILL British Petroleum...

mustanger said...

My opinion is "saddling up and going back to hayburners" sounds real good. The problem is in some areas, like mine, riding a horse to town or along highways will get you killed. Those who keep driving because "that's how it's done" won't slow down and look for horses/riders.

Anthony said...

“Louisiana isn’t the only place that has shrimp.”

He really needs to be more careful of what he says. It's the equivalent of "BP isn’t the only company that has petroleum products."

Gay_Cynic said...

I can't resist: Wheego - Freeway speed and all!