28 May 2008

Wrigley's Gum Sold

Recently, the Wrigley's Chewing Gum company sold for about $23 billion. There is no truth to the rumor that founder Bill Wrigley said, when seeing his first customers approach, "They have the change we have been waiting for."


Gypsy at Heart said...

Don't chew gum so the news on the Wrigley sell doesn't do much for me BUT, your blog being active again sure was the change I'd been hoping for. Nice to have you back.

Jennifer H said...

So maybe he didn't say it, but I hear China says that about American consumers.

Ron Davison said...

thanks for the welcome.

jennifer h,
funny. I'm sure they do.

exskindiver said...

hi ron,
i heard this joke from a friend--

A Filipino is having breakfast in a hotel in France one morning.
He was eating bread and jam when an American while chewing his gum, sits down next to him.
The Pinoy ignores the Kano who,
nevertheless, starts a conversation:

American: "You Filipinos eat the whole bread??"

Filipino: (Little irritated): "Of course."

American: (after blowing a huge bubble): "We don't. In America, we only eat
what's inside. The crusts we collect in a container, recycle it, transform
them in to croissants and sell them to the Philippines." The American has a smirk on his face.

The Pinoy listens in silence.
Still the American persists.

American: "Do you eat jelly with the bread??"

Filipino: "Of course."

American: (cracking his gum between his teeth and chuckling).
"We don't. In America, we eat fresh fruits for breakfast, then we put all the peels, seeds, and leftovers in containers, recycle them, transform them into jam
and sell the jam to the Philippines."

The Filipino (irritated) asks: "Do you have sex in America?"

American: "Why of course we do!".

Filipino (now smirking): "And what do you do with the condoms once you've used them?"

American: (a bit puzzled): "We throw them away, of course."

Filipino: "We don't. In my beloved Philippines, we put them in a container,
recycle them, melt them into chewing gum and sell them to America...

Ron Davison said...

Very funny. So, the Philippines are behind Wrigley's success. I can hardly wait to share this in business school. I'll quote you.