- Jun 29, 2005
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- South Coast
- Political Leaning
AlbqOwl said:Yeah and pigs fly in Missouri, too.
I haven't been to Missouri in a while, I must make plans soon, that would be a sight to see....LOL
AlbqOwl said:Would you expect them to put out a promo that they dislike the Salvation Army? I went to the local store last year when the kettles were first kicked off premises and was advised that this is Target's new policy because a few customers disliked having to walk past the kettles on their way in and out of the stores.
As a charitable organization volunteer, I had the opportunity to talk to a Target executive and he explained that more and more organizations were petitioning Target for space in front of the store and it was getting out of hand and they felt that it was becoming a distraction to customers. So rather than discriminate against any one organization, the decision was made to not allow any at all and make donations through corporate.
Isn't part of capitalism making customers happy?
AlbqOwl said:Now honestly, if the presence of a Salvation Army kettle makes anybody feel uncomfortable, I suggest they volunteer to spend some time helping out on the soup lines over the holidays. They really really need to do that.
What makes you think that 'uncomfortable' Target customers don't already volunteer for charitable organizations?
AlbqOwl said:And if the presence of a Salvation Army bell ringer is a 'distraction', then these stores have far more problems than bell ringers.
The Target stores in my area don't seem to have many problems, as their parking lots are quite full.
AlbqOwl said:I wonder how much distraction it would be for me to stand outside Target stores and hand out flyers suggesting people go hunt out the stores that do welcome efforts to help the less fortunate during the holiday season?
Do you really think people are going to drive around and look for 'bell ringers' before they enter a store or are they going to the one that has a 'big 2 day sale?
Besides, that might pose legal problems that you might not want to endure.