Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Red Bull and Reality
If you drink Red Bull you may be due $10 in cash or $15 worth of Red Bull products.
It seems that a class action suit was filed on behalf of customers who drank Red Bull and found that it DIDN'T REALLY GIVE THEM WINGS!
So, the disillusioned drinkers and the ambulance chasing lawyers who thought up this suit nailed the Red Bull company for some bucks.
Actually, I love meeting people who think something like "it will give you wings" is true...because they are children. Children's imaginations allow them to suspend belief and actually believe, "Yeah! If I put this towel on my back like a cape I can climb on top of the shed and when I jump off I'll fly!!" And yes, sometimes the outcomes aren't happy but the kids learn a lesson.
However, when a bunch of adults and lawyers get together and try to find a way to bilk a company out of millions of dollars on something this silly...well...
But, here's the other side of the issue. We all have things, people, thoughts that we believe give us good luck, hold us back, make us faster/stronger/bigger and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you have a lucky charm, for lack of a better way to look at it, and it gives you the confidence to try...have at it.
Just don't try to sue someone if it doesn't really give you wings.
Posted by Mike Collins