In the late spring of 2004, my company CEO despatched me to the city of Chihuahua, Mexico – to deal with a quality issue that had doggedly bugged the production line of our customer, Honeywell Mexico.
It was a long, circuitous journey, flying via Newark, then to El Paso, and finally to Chihuahua — taking more than 30 hours.
Fixing the so-called quality bug was a piece of taco for me, as I found out the factory had a laissez-faire management and, tended to pass the buck and their bugs to the suppliers.
With the job done, there was plenty of time and the Mexican amigos took me for a tour of the city. And guess what, I realized that It’s A Bug’s World after all. Everywhere, on every street, every nook and corner, there was the VW Beetle, of every age and vintage.