I don’t drink beer—or any alcoholic beverages, for that matter—yet for the second time in a fortnight, I write about boycotted Bud Light. The first followed a discarded can’s meaning as July 4th approached and Anheuser-Busch offered $15 off cases of 15, essentially bringing the purchase price to zero, or near it. Desperation makes sense: For the week ending July 1, 2023, sales slumped 31.2 percent year over year. Yikes!
In what I would call a pathetic plea, Anheuser-Busch chief executive Brendan Whitworth asks beer drinkers to have heart and think about the company’s 65,000 employees; no sales, no work. I’m all choked up; give me a minute to grab a hanky. Because I know what corporation would be so heartless as to put profits before employees? (Someone grab a bucket to catch all the dripping sarcasm.)
Let’s talk Featured Image, captured using Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. My wife and I came upon the vehicle at the intersection of El Cajon Blvd and Texas Street, where are Communal Coffee and Pizza Hut—and opportunity for me to link back to posts about both. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 10, 1/1050 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 9:41 a.m. PDT, today.
My question: Is the truck really delivering Bud Light, or is it on a retrieval run—pulling stock from store coolers? If no one’s buying…