Well, I went to Busch Gardens Sunday for the last time. I drank my last few Anheuser Busch, OOPS… I mean InBev products that will ever pass down my throat. Yup, the end of an era. The end of a tradition. The end of it all for Busch Gardens. We are going to Seaworld next week to say our goodbyes there as well. Yeah, if I visit the hospitality house there, which is still open for a couple weeks, I may partake in a sample or four. Then, that will be my last InBev products ever. Period.
The atmosphere at the Hospitality House was solemn. Everyone was talking about the issue. I talked to MANY people who are in fact banning InBev products from their life. There were several security guards standing around in the Hospitality House and more police presence that I had ever seen at the park. The park was really echoing with negative talk about InBev and the whole buyout in general. Many blame the Anheuser Busch executives.
I also found out that the animals will be gone by 2011.
Now it costs $70.00 to get in and there is no more free beer. All in attempt to make the park more family oriented. I guess the suits who made the decisions believe beer drinkers are not part of a family. Oh yeah, you can still spend $5 for a beer though!
Well, that’s it people… I honestly hope that InBev suffers great losses from this venture. IT IS UP TO ALL OF US TO MAKE IT CLEAR. When we dine out, I ask what beers they have on tap. Then, I add “beers that are not InBev products please”. The server usually smiles and does not know how to respond. When a place carries only InBev products, I leave, never to return. I also make it known why I left. I believe that gives them the option to correct the issue and regain our business.
So people, when you eat out, make it clear on your beer. No more InBev Products! Support your local brewery! Drink Locally!
So so long Busch Gardens and Sea World. This flip off is for you, InBev and all the products that we hope will suffer financial disasters.
Ban InBev products! Yes, we all must take a stand. This is not some redneck rant about being an American and banning foreign products, gimme a break. This is all about corporations ruining time honored family traditions, places and even products that we hold “dear”. This goes for anyone, anywhere and every country. Honestly, a good product will be embraced wherever it is available no matter where it is from. However, how many times have corporations ruined a good thing? Just about every time right? Remember in the ’70’s when Arbys was actually good? Remember when Bob Evans was actually “farm fresh” and actually good? I even remember when the ever so HORRIBLE McDonalds was actually palatable. (Now the trash you throw away from your order outweighs the crap they dare to call food. Let’s not even talk about what they are doing to the environment and animals.) Yeah, let’s pay four dollars for a coffee then complain about not having money or the price of gas being too high. Shut up already. What is becoming of our society. A bunch of whiners and finger pointers. (Remember, when you point a finger, there are three pointing back at you!)
My short rant above will be elaborated upon with some startling stats very soon. I just had to get the basics off my chest. I am currently working 72 to 80 hours a week with 72 miles to get there. B.T.W., I only use one gallon of gas a day in the process. Needless to say, I have already banned all InBev products and places that serve them off of my list of places to spend my money. Kind of limits us to just a few places but, that is a few thousand dollars a year InBev won’t get from us. Still working on the “where to shop for groceries” thing though. I will really push awareness about this issue. My time is the only limiting factor. I will be out of work in January so, look for some sort of major activity on this around then.
I really appreciate how many people care so much about this issue. Although, I am also disgusted about how many people care about nothing. Much of it seems to be sheer stupidity, some of it is just ignorance of fact. Hopefully, we can all help in making everyone a little more aware of what is really important in life. Life itself, our planet, our children and education. How about a 700 billion dollar bailout of our educational system? Enough cash to send every kid in the U.S. to college has been spent in Iraq what, every month or so? Build colleges, educate our children, energy and health solutions may just follow don’t you think? Nah, just eat another burger while driving and talking on your coveted cell phone. I’ll will however, kick in your door when you swerve into my lane.