Not that you would probably suspect this from reading my blog, but I am not exactly a fan of the great sport of golf (insert eye roll emoticon here). Hanging around a perfectly manicured country club lawn trying to bang a little ball into a small hole with a bunch of well-to-do twits who have no clue what's really happening to the economy is just not my idea of a good time. So this report from the New England Business Journal didn't cause me to go into panic mode:
Seventy-seven temporary and regular employees were laid off at the end of October at Titleist golf ball plants 2 and 3, company spokesman Joe Gomes confirmed Tuesday.What I really like about this article, however, is seeing the Corporate Flack tie himself in verbal knots:
Gomes called the layoffs part of the regular cycle of adjusting to market demand, which he said has been softer than expected.
"This is more of a seasonal thing," he said. "It's the regular way we do business depending on custom orders, the time of season, the time of year, so that's not unusual.Ummm...you just got done saying that the layoffs were because demand was "softer than expected," fuckwit. Tell the fucking truth for once in your useless life. You're selling fewer golf balls because there are fewer goofballs out there who can still afford to put on a blindingly clashing outfit and spend three hours humiliating themselves on the links every weekend. There, was that so hard?
Bonus: My man Lewis Black on being a golfer.