Thursday, October 30, 2008

Way To Go!!!

My heartfelt congratulations to Exxon Mobil, who today announced record profit of $14.83B for the third quarter. We could all learn a little something from Exxon Mobil and how a little innovation, go-get-them spirit, and unregulated pricing control over a finite resource that everyone in the world needs to survive without falling into chaos can really take you someplace special.

So good job, Exxon Mobil. We are all proud of your stewardship, vision, and ability to somehow, magically, make record profits - despite having to manage all-time high oil prices, and oil prices at 50% lower than the all-time high within the same fiscal quarter. Most companies struggle mightily when the costs of their raw materials increase and they do much better when their raw material costs decrease. But not you Exxon Mobil, because you make profit off of both the raw material AND the finished goods. That is just fantastic.

The American public will always remember, appreciate, and respect that in their darkest personal days during the summer of 2008, partly due to the astronomical price of gasoline, and when the world was falling into economic despair, Exxon Mobil showed us the way. Sometimes, when times are hard, I think to myself "What would Exxon Mobil do"? I then proceed to start a multinational oil conglomerate and make $14.83B in profit. Then, things don't seem so bad.

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