Friday, December 11, 2009

Off Target

I wanted to share the video below with you. It is another of the typically amusing creations of PJTV 's Steven Crowder. I must however warn you that the impersonation of Horacio Caine is adequate at best. Although Steven's exagerated mimicking of some of the more idiosyncratic mannerisms of the character are amusing, his voice is just not right.

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.
-- -- Same video on PJTV -- --

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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  1. Great video!! I worked at a Target in MD about six years ago, and I believe that the Target store didn't allow Salvation Army Santas back then. Plus, you had to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. I rebelled a little bit and would say Merry Christmas to customers. We need to keep Christ in Christmas. I will not ever work at a Target again since they are politically correct, and have anti-Christmas policies, but take advantage of the holiday for financial gain. That is just wrong.

  2. Well said, and great vid.

    Teresa, good for you. I make sure I NEVER sat "happy holidays."


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