Exhibit ZZZ: This TV spot featuring Rick and Vicki Scali, who manage Easy Street vacation rental homes in Destin, Florida.
People come to Destin for one reason – and that’s our beaches. If guests don’t come down, we don’t have an economy. My wife and I manage vacation homes here. We were booked up for an entire year.
And then the oil spill hit.
BP said they would make it right with us. I brought my cancellations, and BP made up the difference.
I wanted them to clean up our beaches. Get back our Gulf Coast.
And now the beaches are clean. And tourists are coming back.
I didn’t know what to expect. But they did what they said they were going to do. Our Gulf Coast is open for business, and we’re looking forward to a great next year.
Right about then, there’s this super on the screen: “Mr. Scali was not compensated for this appearance.”
Except his business is in a friggin’ NATIONAL TV SPOT.
We should all not be compensated like that.