Excerpt from an article in the New Yorker Magazine

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This is a BIG VENT. Atul Gawande wrote an article in The New Yorker Magazine about chain restaurants and medical facilities called Big Med, praising the way chain restaurants provide good food and service. He made the following comment and then proceeded to denigrate hospitals and medical facilities. Grab your chairs:

We can bristle at the idea of chains and mass production, with their homogeneity, predictability, and constant genuflection to the value-for-money god. Then you spend a bad night in a “quaint” “one of a kind” bed-and-breakfast that turns out to have a manic, halitoxic innkeeper who can’t keep the hot water running, and it’s right back to the Hyatt.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/13/120813fa_fact_gawande#ixzz...

I wrote my own letter to the Editor that will go out in the morning mail!

 

 

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Did the "manic, halitoxic innkeeper " part hit too close to home? devil

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Proud Texan wrote:

Did the "manic, halitoxic innkeeper " part hit too close to home? devil

In the letter I wrote, I admitted to being a maniac - I GIVE FREE ROOMS to my City and the Lord's Pantry when they need them.

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Jay Karen has responded. Did you see the info on the PAII forum?

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Yes, that is where I saw it. It was in the PAII Newsletter e-mailed last night. I do not get the New Yorker magazine.

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Aussie Innkeeper wrote:

Jay Karen has responded. Did you see the info on the PAII forum?

I can't find it - is it on their forum somewhere?

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Grrrrrrr. Stereotype it all as the bad ones and ignore the vast majority, the good ones. Grrrrrrr.

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