Monday, November 13, 2006

Best Buy: No Merry Christmas for You!
ProEcclesia has the story here. It's one thing to let greeters or cashiers decide how to greet individual shoppers during the season, it is another to ban a specific phrase claiming it is "disrespectful." If someone is offended because you wish them a Merry Christmas, then perhaps they shouldn't be roaming the streets, free to take out their oversensatized emotions on whoever or whatever they wish. I would not be offended if someone decided spontaneously to wish me a Happy Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or whatever their faith would allow for during this holiday season. There's a reason I don't go to Best Buy anymore, and that's their overpriced goods and nonexistent store help. Now I have another!

Jay puts it better than I can:
"Best Buy considers the use of "Merry Christmas" to be disrespectful."

And I consider it disrespectful for a retailer to try to make money off of a holy day celebrated by the overwhelming majority of people in this country without even acknowledging it.

Comments on "Best Buy: No Merry Christmas for You!"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:30 PM) : 

I couldn't agree with you more concerning Best Buy's sentiments on the Christmas season, and to prove it, I'd like to offer this original song of mine in support of anyone wishing to protest Best Buy's actions.

Chuck, if you like the song, feel free to post it in an "official" capacity, and/or feel free to spread it around. Folks may need to cut and paste the link into the address template above, depending on what this blog site is set up for, but other than that, help yourselves, and BTW, HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Best Buy "Inn"
Words and music by Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. BLT © 2006

If you'd like to read Dr. BLT's corresponding "Blog n Roll" blog entry, that link can be found here:


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