Each role that we take on in our lives comes with responsibilities. That may be the role of a worker or an employer, a family member, a teacher, a driver, etc. Neglecting the responsibilities that come with each role will not only be to the detriment of others, but to our own detriment in the long run. Just being an inhabitant of this earth comes with a responsibility to our environment. Neglect of that responsibility over time is now starting to cost each and every one of us.
That’s quite a heavy paragraph, this post is not actually about something as serious as the end of the world but as a blogger, I feel a sense of responsibility to the blogosphere and my fellow bloggers. Donn Edwards, a fellow blogger, recently posted about his unhappiness with the Quality Vacation Club because they called him and told him he had won a car and needed to come and collect his prize. He asked them if this was anything to do with timeshare and they said no. So he went and it was a timeshare presentation and there was no car to win.
I can understand why he was upset. I would be upset. I might also have blogged about it. Anyway, QVC is suing him for nearly half a million Rand. They say that his blog post has defamed them and caused them to lose income. He offered to remove the offending post but they were not interested, so he is going to court.
I don’t know about you, but I hope he goes to court and wins the case hands down. Everybody who has had any experience with timeshare companies hates them. What is great is that this story has spread like wildfire around the internet and now everyone knows about the underhanded tactics of the QVC. This court case has given them more negative exposure than Donn’s blog post ever could have.
A similar thing happened to McDonalds when they tried to sue 2 people for defamation. The resulting ‘McLibel’ case gave them more negative publicity than they could have ever imagined. Read more about that here
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Read more about this ongoing saga here.