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I'm GM fan, but couldn't resist sharing this funny:

Bake in Wisconsin:2:


Two Ways To Bake A Potato
How a Honda employee bakes a potato:

1. Preheat new, high-quality oven to 350 F
2. Insert a 1.0 lb Idaho potato
3. Go do something productive for 45 minutes
4. Check for doneness, then remove perfectly baked potato from oven and serve

How a GM employee bakes a potato:

1. Conduct market test with suppliers in Mexico, Brazil, and Turkistan to supply 0.75 lb potatoes, choose lowest cost supplier with best Red Wings tickets.
2. Change to incumbent supplier of Idaho potatoes, insist they meet Turkistan pricing with 3% annual price reductions
3. Upgrade to 1.0 lb potato, insist supplier erred by pricing for 0.75lbs as instructed when he knows Honda uses 1.0 lb potatoes
4. Instruct potato supplier to preheat the oven to 350 F
5. Demand that the supplier show you how he turned the dial to reach 350F, and have him come up with documentation from the oven manufacturer proving that it was calibrated properly.
6. Review documentation, then have supplier check the temperature using a sophisticated temperature probe.
7. Direct supplier to insert potato and set timer for 45 minutes
8. Have supplier open oven to prove potato has been installed
correctly, and request a free study proving that 45 minutes is the
ideal time to bake a potato of this size and variability due to
orientation within the oven.
9. Request a Six Sigma Study showing variable cook times for various potato sizes and orientations
10. 1010. Check potato for doneness after 10 minutes
11. Check potato for doneness after 11 minutes
12. Check potato for doneness after 12 minutes
13. Become impatient with supplier (why is this simple potato taking so long to bake?). Demand status reports every five minutes.
14. Conduct Value Engineering session and new market test
15. Change to 0.9 lb potato because customers will only notice if
potato weight is reduce to 0.85 lb
16. Check potato for doneness after 15 minutes...
17. After 35 minutes, conclude that potato is nearing completion. Pass through Gate review reporting all Green status.
18. Congratulate supplier, then update your boss on all the great work you've done, despite having to work with such an uncooperative supplier
19. Remove potato from oven after 40 minutes of baking, as a cost savings without loss of function or quality versus the original 45 minute baking time. Serve potato.
20. Wonder aloud what on earth those Japanese folks are doing over there to make such good, low-cost baked potatoes that people seem to like better than GM potatoes
 

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So true!

So true!

Having been in a possition as an OEM to GM (Ford, MB, BMW, and a few others).
 

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forget a few steps

_*_offer ZERO PERCENT financing

_*_watch sales SURGE

_*_smile tiny smile as Honda's most popular vehicles are effected by delays at west coast ports


BUT SERIOUSLY, I have frequented quite a few of the most popular forums related to huge range of autos/trucks. Nothing kills a board faster than people "making fun" of one another. There are good things about almost every vehicle, that is way so many brands exist in the US market. When you post with pride and avoid denigrating other vehicles you make the board more effective.
 

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Wadeffa Heffa....GM sucks, but at least they're better than FORD...!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :
 

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No way

GM over Ford??
 

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g128620 said:
Wadeffa Heffa....GM sucks, but at least they're better than FORD...!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :
I've never owned a GM and there are good reasons for that but I have owned Ford. GM over Ford not from where I'm sitting.
 

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As a supplier to one of the big three...

.....they can be hard to deal with. Very funny post.
 
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