Isn't it ironic that corporate America is so goal oriented, so geared towards final results, and yet it just goes seemingly on and on forever? What is the final goal of an evil multinational? Wouldn't it be great if the gentlemen over at Exon/Esso or Coca-Cola sat down, reviewed their coffers, and went, "Shit we made a lot of money this year! OK guys, let's divvy it up and shut down the store." If the goal is wealth, let's stop pretending that the dubious "service" needs to be maintained once the overlords have "earned" beaucoup bucks.
BTW, I just noticed that Google has quietly abandoned their "don't be evil" mantra.
"We shelter in ourselves an angel whom we constantly shock."
- Jean Cocteau
("Wing of a Roller" by Albrecht Dürer, 1502)