Fortune Mag lists 101 Dumbest Moments in Business 2007
Posted by wholeenchilada on December 19, 2007
Fortune Mag has a a list of 101 Dumbest Moments in Business. Here are a few that caught my eye:
Japanese manufacturer Toto apologizes to customers and offers free repairs for 180,000 high-tech toilets – thrones that feature heated seats, air purifiers, blow dryers, and water sprayers – after at least three catch fire. “Fortunately nobody was using the toilets when the fire broke out,” says a company spokesman. “The fire would have been just under your buttocks.”
Disneyland — it’s a fat, fat world
Disneyland announces plans to close the “It’s a Small World” attraction to deepen its water channel after the ride’s boats start getting stuck under loads of heavy passengers. Employees ask larger passengers to disembark – and compensate them with coupons for free food.
The Virginia Tourism Corp.
The Virginia Tourism Corp. scraps an ad campaign featuring people making heart symbols with their hands after it’s noted that the gesture is also the gang sign of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples.
Co-op Funeralcare, a funeral home in Dunfermline, Scotland, says it is investigating reports that employees routinely used the cremains of the departed to keep passersby from slipping on icy sidewalks. “There’s every chance people living nearby will have walked through the remains,” an ex-employee says. “Some of them probably even inhaled them.”
You can check out the complete list here: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/101dumbest/2007/full_list/index.html
Or use the slideshow version: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0712/gallery.101_dumbest.fortune/index.html