It’s about the Cows, not the Chikin.

I don’t have time to do this but I’m making it/taking it because I can and I choose to do so.

It’s not about the chicken or chikin. It’s not about being cool with someone being gay or feeling a great deal of distress over someone’s sexual orientation. It’s not about choosing to be in a traditional marriage or choosing to be single. It’s not about raising your children with their other DNA donor, raising them by yourself, or raising them with a step-whatever. All of the above are personal choices.

It’s about cows selling chicken.

And when cows or anybody else are in the business of selling something,  what you say becomes who you are or what the company is. It is that simple. Dan Cathy is free to say what he chooses regarding the gay community, and his company is free to donate as much money to anti-gay organizations as management sees fit: it’s their money. Conversely, however, what Dan Cathy says is what his company is in the eyes of his chikin-eating public. The fact that his comments caused and are causing a public relations firestorm should come as no surprise. That is the way it rolls. That is what freedom of speech is all about. You say what you want and you reap what you sow. That is the rule of thumb in business, politics, and life here in America…and I love it.

It’s all about the cows–not the chikin.

Advertisements

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to It’s about the Cows, not the Chikin.

  1. Laurie Lewis says:

    No one can call you chikin or chicken – you tell it!

  2. Jan Pylant says:

    Well stated. I always enjoy your opinions!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s