So I am sitting on the plane from Atlanta to Chicago and this woman next to with me asks me if I work for Google. I said no and she went on to say… “Well you have a Google backpack, a Google watch, and you are wearing a Google shirt so I thought you worked for Google”. Ok I can understand that =P
Anyway she then goes on to ask me if I was aware that the owners of Google buy hybrid cars for themselves and for all the employees of Google because they REALLY care about the earth. She went on to tell me Google offers $1,500 for buying a new hybrid and $2,500 for leasing one to employees. Come to find out her son was some tree hugger who was currently employed by Google and she thought it was her mission to tell everyone how great they are.
She went on for about 10 minutes about all the great things Google does for the earth and also how they stood up to the United States Government and would not release private information that US Citizens were searching for.
I could take it any more. I interrupted her and said, “Look I am heavily vested with Google and I am really glad you are proud of your son and the company he works for but you know that its just a business right? I mean they may be encouraging employees to purchase hybrid cars but what about the Boeing 767 they just purchase to chaffer employees and friends around? YOU DO KNOW THEY BURN MORE FUEL IN ONE TRIP THEN THEY COULD SAVE GAS FOR THESE SILLY HYBRID CARS RIGHT? Also you know the information the government asked for was what simply the number of times “child porn” was being searched for? It was not anything more. AND speaking of government interaction with Google –
Do you know that Google in china releases all information about what the citizens of the communist country are searching for? Do you know Google censors all searches in china? Ever tried to look up history on Tienanmen Square where the Chinese govt MASACRED students for protesting?”
I paused for a response from her…………………. Finally she said “Well Google is doing the best they can do”. Then she took our her pillow and acted like she was going to sleep.
I mumbled, “Yes, doing the best at making as much money as humanly possible”.