All Aussie Business Retailing Icon and potential saviour of the Australian economy should probably stick to retailing and leave out the history lessons, especially in Ireland. In a recent business presentation he said:
..but Ireland. Phew, just imagine you opened in Ireland; you'd want to go and cut your throat. The potato famine, someone said, the return of the potato famine in Ireland.Way to go Gerry. Seems to me that Irish pig farmers have a better case to be unhappy with the the wholesale culling of dioxin contaminated pigs just before Christmas. Thousands have been made immediately unemployed after an animal food manufacturing plant used contaminated oil in the food production process.
Oh and by the way, talking of handouts (to deadbeats?) according to Gerry, make sure you don't give to charity during the generous season.
Asked in a new book about the role he and Harvey Norman play in the community, Mr Harvey said giving money to people who "are not putting anything back into the community" is like "helping a whole heap of no-hopers to survive for no good reason".No doubt Harvey Norman will be hoping that a bunch of Australian no hopers will be dashing into his stores with their freshly minted money from the Rudd Governments stimulus handout.
Now that we have finished with that, make sure you go out and buy a plasma TV at Harvey Norman with your Government stimulus handout, eh Gerry?
What a nice man.