22 April 2010

The pendulum has swung too far

"A woman has been sentenced to jail for a hoax in which she claimed her daughter was injured by a glass shard in a bottle of water...The former Better Business Bureau* employee was sentenced to 30 days in jail"
"* BBBs gather and report information on business reliability, alert the public to frauds against consumers and businesses, provide information on ethical business practices, and act as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes."

3 comments:

albionwood said...

I confes, I don't undestand the title: What pendulum, too far in what direction?

David Zetland said...

towards bottled water being big and bad (and an easy target for fraud :)

albionwood said...

Ah, I see. Sorry to be thick!