Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Couriers, Messengers, Delivery Drivers in the Bejing Olympics

Have you seen the advertisement for Seur Courier Company? Here it is.

They are the sponsor for the Spanish Basketball Federation. The picture is of the Spanish Olympic Basketball team pulling the skin back on the side of their eyes to make them look slanted.

In an official statement the Spanish basketball federation explained that the "gesture was one of affection, friendliness and recognition". They also suggested that the press had inflamed the situation and would be taking “appropriate legal action".

The Spanish players themselves have made it clear than no offence was intended with squad member, José Manuel Calderón, saying he thought it would be interpreted as “affectionate.”

However, fellow team member, Pau Gasol, has firmly pointed the finger of blame at the advertiser.

“The sponsor insisted and insisted. They pushed because they're the people that pay the money. It was just a bad idea to do that. It was never intended to be offensive or racist against anybody," he told the Guardian.

BTW, you should see the picture on their website. It is a picture of a Chineese woman blowing a kiss. lol
Man, the world gets so bent out of shape over everything these days. Sure, it wasn't appropriate and it was definitely stupid. But, considering the atrocities that are being committed all around the world (including China), this isn't that big of a deal.

But, this got me to thinking... Do you know of any courier/messengers that are in the olympics? I would really like to showcase a delivery driver that is an olympic athlete. Let me know.

1 comment:

Courier Service said...

Well the courier service I use here in Detroit only does business in the state of Michigan so I’m sorry I can’t recommend one to you. I prefer the smaller companies as they are more personal and reliable and get your delivers to their destinations on time. I have to agree with you here though that the press did make a mountain out of a molehill and that with much more important things going on in the world, it’s a shame to see such focus put on this type of thing.