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Monday, August 13, 2018
I am easily bothered by stupid shit. Is it just me? Is that why I am cranky…stupid shit? Sometimes I stay awake at night bothered by stupid shit.
Lately I am bothered by the Chevy commercials. I have nothing against Chevys, I am sure they are very nice cars. What bothers me is this J.D. Powers claim.
“Chevy has won the award as most dependable car by J.D. Powers, three years in a row.”
That is impressive, but who the Hell is J.D. Powers? How does J.D. Powers make any money just declaring products the “Most Dependable?” Does J.D. Powers declare all product categories as “Most Dependable?” Do they vote products the “best” the “most attractive” the “most economical” the “most anything” or just the “most dependable”?
There must be close to a jillion different cars, do they really test them all for “most dependable”? How do they determine “most dependable?” Doesn’t it take years to determine if a car is dependable?
Like if I had a Chevy for three years and it ran just fine and in the fourth year the engine just died, I would not call it a dependable car. It would take at least ten years for me to decide if a car was really dependable or not and yet J.D. Powers declares a car as most dependable every year.
“This years most dependable car is Chevy!” That makes no sense to me.
“The most dependable car for the last ten years was the 2008 Chevy!” That I could understand.
Is it possible that Chevy pays J.D. Powers to declare their car as the “most dependable”?
That would make sense to me and also explain how J.D. Powers stays in business. Is it like when a product is declared the official product of some organization? You know, like
“Odor Eaters is the official anti-stink foot product of the Professional Bowlers Tour.”
And what ever happened to the “Good Housekeeping seal of approval”? Does Good Housekeeping still seal approval on stuff?
Stupid shit, but it bothers me.
I wonder if I could go into the business of declaring stuff dependable, or giving stuff the seal of approval.
“Gold Bond Butt cream has earned the Cranky Old Man seal of approval!” Would that help sell Gold Bond Butt cream?
“Callaway Golf balls have been declared “Most Dependable” by the Cranky Old Man!” Would that make golfers run out and buy Callaway golf balls?
Stupid shit, right?
Still if anyone is interested, I am prepared to seal and or declare anything for the right price.