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Selling a general as a product
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Used generals are known to produce trouble in time, if they are not doing some productive job. Especially if they were ousted from their position.

So, I propose to have a listing of used generals for sale. People could buy the general (of course they don't come cheap) and use them as ornaments, or they could be useful as fantastic safety officers at large high-tech firms, giving out orders that everybody has to abide to.

Last but not least, there could be a market for them as the managers of air travel companies, since almost all generals have a "military wings" insignia, showing that they received a pilots license and they have been commanders of the air force at one time or the other.

pashute, Jul 22 2013

Now _this_ is a product. Tumbleweed_20Dispenser
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       It seems people cannot seem to find generals amusing.
pashute, Jul 23 2013
  

       Amusing generals are hard to find; generally one finds generals aren't amusing.   

       We once got an SS Sturmbannführer (at a major discount, too!) and his value went to the moon. I would think, though, that those results were not typical.
lurch, Jul 23 2013
  

       //an SS Sturmbannführer (at a major discount, too!)// That's because you can't get the ammunition for them these days.   

       As to the idea - ha ha meh. A pun on the 'general' category. Take that out and we are left with "X type of people should be sold for miscellaneous uses."
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 23 2013
  

       Well, your family has made a nice profit out of that attitude over the centuries, so you're not exactly perfectly placed to criticise …
8th of 7, Jul 23 2013
  

       We buy. We don't sell.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 23 2013
  

       Hmm, I think there should be some kind of general transfer scheme, like for sports players. Imagine if we had laid out on a German field-marshal before WWII, or the French had swapped eight of the own generals + cash for a three year contract for Marshal Zhukov?   

       Luckily the Germans had already decided on their own strategic asset transfer scheme by deporting Jewish physicists to Europe and America.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 24 2013
  

       So what if it started off as a pun? It has a merit of its own. It may be an idea that will change the 21'st century (in general).   

       Anyways, we all miss bris. Thanks for link Max.
pashute, Jul 24 2013
  

       // Luckily the Germans had already decided on their own strategic asset transfer scheme by deporting Jewish physicists to Europe and America. //   

       It worked so well that after WWII the U.S. kept the scheme going and imported large numbers of German and Japanese scientists and engineers. The U.S. got to the moon first because their Germans were better than the Russians Germans.
8th of 7, Jul 26 2013
  

       True say.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 27 2013
  
      
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