Updated: Nov 11, 2019
I went to my dealer to get the oil changed in my car. As I sat in their waiting room I got to thinking about why I bought a car at this place. The answer, of course, was that I thought I got the best value for the money. They seem to do a pretty good job all around.
However, as I lounged, turning the pages of some innocuous magazine, and sipped coffee my conscience nagged at me.
"Bob! Isn't it important that this place cares about the environment? Shouldn't we be buying from the most environmentally friendly car dealer in town?"
"Yes!" I answered. "I guess so."
"So get up and do something about it!"
Right. It was time to engage idea: 674 - Give your business to Green Companies!
With mild trepidation, I got up from my chair, walked out of the waiting room and headed down the corridor to the showroom. This kind of thing is not my cup of tea.
I was immediately approached by a salesperson.
“If you have questions let me know. I’ll be right over there at my desk.” He advised me.
”Well... I was wondering if I could talk to the manager.”
”Sure.” He said and led my to the Sales Managers office.
”This fellow has a question for you.”
The Sales Manager looked at me. “How can I help you?” He smiled.
I paused. "My wife and I have made this decision to buy only from "environmentally friendly" companies." I raised my hands making the little quotation signs. "I was wondering if you have a company sustainability mission statement or something like that." The smile was replaced by a look I would describe as quizzically, bewildered. I glanced behind me. The salesman had disappeared.
"Uh... You know, that's really not my area. I'm the sales manager." He mumbled a few things and then seemed to find traction. "You should really talk to..." He gave me a couple names including a Company owner.
"I see.... Are they here?"
"Oh no, their offices are at our other location across town." He seemed to be relieved.