Breaking News. Office Depot
and other Office Supply Chains establish new Department of Truth.
In a continued effort to better serve their customers various
Office Supply Chains have established a Department of Truth. The
purpose of the Department (taking the lead from notorious politicians and lobbying organizations), is to convince existing and potential customers that what seems, simultaneously is and isn't.
In one recent example, an Office Depot sales associate told a customer that using remanufactured laser cartridges is detrimental to printers. The customer reminded the sales associate that in today's laser printers the cartridge IS just about the printer as it contains all the printing components and performs all the printing functions. The sales associate replied that his information came directly from the newly-formed Department of Truth.
Further investigation showed that Office Depot collects and buys empty cartridges to be resold to cartridge re-manufacturers. We asked a chain store manager to explain the obvious disconnect between theory and practice. On conditions of anonymity he said that for his company truth is what the seller at any one point tells the buyer and that the hallmark of a successful (office supplies) enterprise is to believe and promote concurrently one idea and its contrary.