guest = 'customer'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 23 15:52:01 UTC 2012

A Target official is on CNN repeatedly using the word "guest" where normal
people (like the interviewer) would say "customer."  Target, he says, is
dedicated to "delivering a quality guest experience," which means selling
stuff to customers in an environment more pleasant than that of a
post-apocalyptic rummage sale.

I've seen this Orwellian use of "guest" elsewhere, and frequently, over the
past few years - maybe two, maybe ten, I can't say.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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