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.