June 17, 2004
Ms. Carolyn Kidder
Customer Relations Manager
Dairy Queen Corporation
7505 Metro Blvd.
Edina, MN 55439
Dear Ms. Kidder:
I'm mad. Mad, mad, mad, mad, mad.
Well, maybe not that mad.
Here's my beef: An employee at one of your Colorado Springs stores informed me that corporate policy forbids her from putting Oreos on a sundae. Mind you, I wasn't at the drive-through window to see what I might wish to purchase at a later date. No, this was to be MY ice-cream sundae right then and there!
I could probably get more mileage out of this grievance by claiming I drove away in disgust, but I just ordered a different sundae.
But that's not the point. What kind of lawyers does Dairy Queen employ that can't negotiate the right to put Oreos on a sundae? Is Nabisco really that badass? Or is there some larger agenda to deny people their God-given right to: sugar, flour, hydrogenated soybean oil, cocoa, high fructose corn syrup, whey, corn starch, baking soda, salt, soy lecithin, vanillin and chocolate?
I'll have you know that as a regular listener of Art Bell's radio program I'm well aware that things aren't always what they seem to be. I may be mad, but I'm not naive.
An explanation is in order.