Des Livraisons Dangereuses

Think of this post as a sort of personal commentary on the correlation between globalist one-size-fits-all drivel, and communitarian entrepreneurship.

During the five months of my house restoration here in France, these are the elements that got in the way:

1. Delivery of door from a large European manufacturer that was two weeks late, wrongly sized, and not pure oak as advertised

2. Delivery of spiral staircase from a large European retailer that was three weeks late, and so badly designed I had to call in a local artisan to fix it

3. Delivery of washing machine from a large European retailer that flooded the kitchen the first time it was used

4. Supply of paint from a large European retailer which was old stock and useless, but which they refused to take back

Both literally and metaphorically, globalism doesn’t deliver.