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Thursday, April 26, 2018
The YETI protest
In short, YETI coolers decided to drop its relationship with the NRA. In protest, people are shooting and blowing up their YETI coolers.
People can do what they want with their stuff, but have you priced YETI products? I litterly go camping for months at a time and could never bring myself to buy their coolers. They have good quality products, but it's possible to buy similar quality for a lot less money.
To buy YETI in the first place people must really have liked the company. Now they don't like the company. Fair enough. However, that would not inspire me to destroy hundreds of dollars of my own stuff that I purchased with my own money. It's not like a cheap ball cap where you may no longer like the company or the slogan on the cap. If the cap ends up in the trash you are out pocket change. Plus, it's an item of clothing so it's more personal.
Now I can understand not buying any more products from a company that changes the way it acts. That hurts them and doesn't hurt yourself.
Some people say they are “sending a message.” Maybe they are, but I'm betting they could have put their cooler in the garage for six months and when they pulled it out again almost nobody would care. These protests have a lot of heat in the moment but tend to lack legs. Six months from now something else will occupy the public's mind and coolers will be all but forgotten. If they do care about your cooler, don't give them a cold beer.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.