The video is appears to have been inspired by the Scrooge like policy of the Target chain of stores. This is a long time policy that Target says was implemented to “…provide a distraction-free shopping environment…”. So as I read that, Target wants to be sure that we have as much money in our pockets as possible to spend inside the store. Therefore they took steps to deny us the option of giving some of our money to a Salvation Army bell ringer in front of the store.
Target states that “This policy does not diminish our support of The Salvation Army”. Well maybe not, but it certainly deprives Target customers of at least one opportunity to show Christian charity to those in need.
I stopped shopping a Target a long time ago for many reasons, not the least being this policy. Now Target has every right to set its own policy on how to deal with this kind of thing. But as far as I am concerned any company that maintains and enforces this kind of policy does not deserve my money.
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