A local man used to work for the Singer company, the company known for their sewing machines.
One day, he was brought into a meeting and was told, "We really like what you've done with the new machine, but we want you to change this one part," and a small washer was held up.
The man looked at this small part. Then he looked at the people around the room.
And then he spoke.
"I see what you are doing. By telling me to replace this one part, you are letting me know that you want to make this machine fail in a way that our machines are not known for failing. You want me to make a machine that is not quality. You want me to make this machine one that has a definite lifespan. I won't do it. I retire." And he did.
Once you see it, you begin to see it everywhere.
Like DEF. People know about Union Pacific railroad limiting the shipping of feritilizer https://www.cfindustries.com/newsroom/2022/union-pacific-shipping-restrictions However, also in this press release is the fact that they also limited DEF, a diesel fuel additive. https://www.discoverdef.com/def-overview/
The limiting of fertilizer is a "washer," but limiting DEF is another "washer."
It's like it's death by a thousand cuts.
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