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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You knew I couldn't just let it go, right?

If you read last night's post, you know I got that disappointing and disingenuous answer from MillerCoors about the caps.  I thought you might enjoy the response I sent to said answer:

I am sorry to have bothered you. Who would have thought putting some crown caps in an envelope and sending them to the mail room would be so difficult? Anne Raabe at Shiner didn't say how hard it was to send crowns- she just sent me some and then invited me down for a VIP tour of their plant. Go figure. And Christy Luster over at Pabst didn't let me know what a hardship my request was, even when she responded to a question I asked about the caps she sent! I wish she'd have told me. But I guess that's the kind of treatment you get when you deal with companies that care about their customers.

Yes, I'm being sarcastic. But come on! If you would have said it was against company policy to mail out crowns to collectors, I'd have been fine. Or if you had said something about not being able to send out to the various plants, etc, etc. But what makes me upset is that you said it was " difficulty involved" in mailing them out. I've mailed caps clear to Malaysia without any difficulty. But if a multi-billion dollar corporation says it can't be done. BTW, the SABMiller web site says to "contact the local offices" i.e. you, for information on just such things. Thus I'm sending a copy of this to SABMiller so that they might take that somewhat misleading statement off their site.

Since you're so busy I'd better let you go. And hey! Don't make that beer for me, I wouldn't want to put you out.

Just to put us on the same page, SABMiller is the multinational that owns MillerCoors, and the letter was sent to one Julian Green , their public relations honcho.  See how much easier it is to just tell me the truth?


  1. I would have done the very same thing! Kudos to you!

  2. Good for you. If it does no good with them maybe their bosses will do something with them. Way to go!!!

    rainbow (Momma Lyn)

  3. Who'd have thought I could find yet another reason to hate Pete Coors? Cheers to you, man. Give those lazy bastards hell.

  4. CWM:
    Now THAT'S the kind of letter-writer (emailer) that gets MY attention EVERY it!

    If I didn;t know better, I'd think you attended a few of the "Bobby G Creative Writing to Idiots" Classes.
    Or, as I like to call it:

    Either way least I know it makes ME feel better.

    WTG, Chris.
    Stay safe (and creative) up there.