I remember when everyone was up in arms about them not letting bell ringers out front. I like entering and leaving in peace without being assaulted by loud bells and everyone begging for A a donation or B to buy something I wouldn't ever consider buying. Harsh yes but with people around like my parents and my client... those people can do without my contribution. If I feel the need to contribute which I do I buy stuff for hurricane and tornado victims and drop them off at legit drop off sites
Yea and it SEEMED at first glance to be a "cold" move on Target's part, but really it is just a place of business. It is a system of buy and sell, not somewhere I should feel harassed.
People want to harp on stores not letting bell ringers stand in your way upon entering? Where is the concern that my sister called almost every church in our area and NO ONE was giving to the recent victims of the tornadoes that ravaged the midwest? No bad mouthing of churches in the media so far...
We found ONE church giving, so we drove out of our ways to go there and donate what we could.
Giving without being manipulated into it is much more satisfying, too.
Baby Hercules wrote:
Don't even get me started on the damage inflicted by giving approval to young girls for selling nutritionally inert food, encouraging them to utilize harassment and wheedling to do it, and reinforcing a club system of peer pressure, groupthink, and the death of individuality. Then there's the mixed message of You're Only Pretty If You Are So Thin You Are Borderline Anemic butting heads with Associate Your Cuteness With Selling Truckloads of Cookies and Candy. Top it all off with the ruthless competition the mothers engage in, buying presents and throwing parties to win the love of groups of mentally idle prepubescents with short attention spans, and you've got yourself the beginnings of a nice, fat psychotherapy bill.
And yea Baby Herc that was such a fantastically worded post! I may have to quote that for future...statements.