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Readers respond to “The World’s Greatest Marketer to Kids,” published August 3, 2006 about Frank O. Brock, president of the First Bank of Troy, Idaho.
Can you imagine Frank O. Brock saying “bring your kid into the bank for a dollar and a tour?” Or allowing anyone else to say that for him? Marketing today reflects the fact that we refer to our children as “kids”: fodder for veal cutlets; lambs to be led to shear or slaughter. I’ve heard this story several times over the years but I’ve never heard Brock referred to as a “marketer to kids.” Cheers indeed.
Another winner -- you have the bankers pegged. The local branch of BOA just changed managers. The old one used to take care of us; the new manager is a witch. BOA puts an 11 day hold on all our out of state checks -- even though we have never bounced a check, we never deposited a bad check and we have a business line of credit backed by my home for more than any of the checks we deposit. Holds can tie up $50k at a time so we voted with our feet. Meanwhile we have had to borrow on the line of credit to make payroll while they have been using our money. I’m now writing to Congress to see if they will enact a law preventing banks from using any funds that have a hold on them. One more example of the corrupt leadership now in place in America.
You flatter us all by sharing your wit and wisdom. Today, it seems that grace has disappeared from so many areas of life. I don’t know if it’s the speed and frequency of stimuli, or the lack of metrics. Internet marketing has taken gracelessness to unimaginable heights. Thank you for welcome dispatches. I look forward to reading them all. Warmest best wishes.