There was hours of going back and forth and throwing all kinds of ideas together such as changing the packaging and trying new marketing strategies. Finally, a salesman in the back of the room who was observing everything raised his hand.
"You", cried the CEO, "Do you know why we can't sell our dog food?" The man slowly stood up and in a barely audible voice said, "Because the dogs don't like it?"
I suspect that the Catholic Church is having a similar problem: the dogs do not like the message right about now. The church has been losing members for years, and many Catholics, given what has transpired over the past few years, now find themselves suffering from a crisis of faith.
So now comes a new Pope. He is Hispanic, he is from the Americas,and he loves the poor and speaks three languages. What's not to like? The package is certainly nice.
But then there is that hand being raised from the back of the room: He is a conservative. He doesn't believe in contraception or a woman's right to choose; or in Gays being...well Gays, and he allegedly supported the military dictatorship in Argentina. (Google Orlando Yorio when you get a chance)
But let's give the new leader of 1.1 billion of our fellow world citizens a chance.
If the dogs really do like him, it all won't matter.
Anyway, I hope that the Pope settles in soon. We need all the help we can get here in America to fight the devil.
Why just today some old dude shot four people to death in a small town in upstate, New York.
"Multiple gunshots rang out as police on foot and in a helicopter swarmed two upstate New York villages in search of a 64-year-old man they say opened fire at a car wash and a barbershop Wednesday morning, killing four people and wounding at least two others.
Authorities were looking for Kurt Meyers, said Joseph Malone, the police chief for Herkimer and Mohawk. A college and schools were locked down and people were being told to stay indoors as Meyers remained at large Wednesday afternoon.
The gunshots were heard at about 1:30 p.m. as SWAT and other police surrounded a block of businesses with upstairs apartments in the village of Herkimer. A short time later, a black armored vehicle rolled back and forth and stopped outside a restaurant called Glory Days Food and Spirits, near where they had been looking for Meyers. SWAT team members continued to arrive at the scene.
Guns and ammunition were found inside Meyers' Mohawk apartment after emergency crews were sent to put out a fire there Wednesday morning.
Soon after, two people were fatally shot and two others wounded at John's Barber Shop, around the corner from the apartment, police said. The second shooting happened about a mile away in Herkimer, where two people were killed at Gaffey's Fast Lube and Car Wash, authorities said." [Source]
This would never have happened in Mayberry R.F.D.