Debate goes on
In response to the March Debate, “Can a fallen leader still promote a good cause?” In response to the March Debate, “Can a fallen leader still promote a good cause?”
YES. If we were judged by the indiscretions of
our youth, we would quickly run out of leaders for the future.
NO. The fallen leader at any level is like a tree
uprooted during a storm. The chances of
revival are very remote.
C.P. Chandra Das
Costco Auto Program
While I agree that the Costco Auto
Program is a great one for all the reasons [T.
Foster] Jones mentioned [“Driving an easy
bargain,” March 2013], there is one thing
about the program that doesn’t make sense.
Recently, I called the Auto Program to
purchase a new vehicle. I was surprised to
learn that the “negotiated price” is different
from one dealer to the next.
This adds back an element of stress to
think that I might find a better price through
a different dealer. What is up with that?
Chino Hills, California
John Conlon, director of Costco Services, replies: While the prearranged prices in our
program may vary by market, we believe the
difference is not significant and, through constant comparison shopping, we ensure that
the pricing in each market represents a clear
value to our members.
I was pleased to see the books Quiet: The
Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop
Talking and The Language of
Flowers featured in the
[February and March 2013,
respectively] issues of The
Costco Connection. I
am an introvert
myself, and reading
Quiet has changed my
life. I no longer apologize
for my shyness or silence. I
learned that the world needs both introverts
and extroverts and there is no reason to feel
inadequate because I am a reserved person.
This is a great book to read whether you are an
introvert yourself or know one.
The Language of Flowers is an enthralling
book that takes the reader on an emotional
roller-coaster ride. This book is difficult to
put down, as it takes you through a girl’s life
within the foster-care system. It opens the
reader’s eyes to the struggles foster-care children go through, while introducing the
beauty of flowers and the meanings they portray. Readers will have a newfound love of
flowers once they read this book.
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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