Editor’s Note: What follows is not satire. I telephoned Bobtown Pizza Monday after reading about the issue on two other blogs. On Tuesday, Raging Chicken Press confirmed the letter and gift certificates with Chevron. You can read about that here: http://www.ragingchickenpress.org/2014/02/18/breaking-chevron-confirms-that-it-is-responsible-for-pizza-and-soda-party/
The gentleman who answered the phone at Bobtown Pizza in Greene County on Monday said he was surprised how quick word got out about gift certificates Chevron bought from the shop and distributed locally.
Word got out so quickly, he said, that the pop that goes along with the one-large-pizza deal hasn’t even gotten a chance to chill.
That was reportedly how Chevron, the operator of the gas well in Greene County that exploded, killing a man, apologized to local folks.
A form letter, and a gift certificate for a pizza and pop combo.
The cost of the “hey, we’re a good neighbor and we’re trying to prove it” effort? $1200.
Yes, you read that right. The company that earned $21.4 billion in profit last year (that’s billion with a “b”) bought 100 of the gift certificates – each with a retail value of $12.