Pulling a Spitzer

There’s a German word rapidly making inroads in the English language. The word: schadenfreude. It basically means taking joy in someone else’s misfortune. It’s just a guess here, but I’d probably be safe in betting that some New York state fast lube operators are experiencing just a little bit of that this week.

Back when Eliot Spitzer, the (as of yesterday) ex-governor of New York, was the state’s attorney general, coming down hard on fast lubes (mostly in relation to the charging of environmental fees) was one of his favorite pastimes. No need to touch on Mr. Spitzer’s current misfortune in this space, but it’s certainly ironic that a man who based his political career on making sure others abide by our nation’s laws didn’t see fit to abide by them himself.

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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