Thursday, November 18, 2004
From all over the place, but I'll pick on Hugh Hewitt as representative, since he's got an informal symposium going on it. Target has decided to ban Salvation Army bell-ringers from its stores. The official excuse is, they're finding it increasingly difficult to make an exception, for the Salvation Army, to their policy that otherwise bans solicitors.
Here's some news for you, Target. I know it will be hard for you to believe. Are you ready for it? Here it is....
You're not a court of law.
Big shocker, right? Not at all fashionable these days, is it, for a corporation to think that way. I assure you, though, you're not. So there's no reason why you can't make whatever exceptions you wish to whatever policies it pleases you to have, for whatever reason seems good to you, or for no reason at all. And guess what? There's no appeal.
On the other hand, there are really good reasons not to irritate your customers. And -- just in case you haven't had enough surprises -- there's no appeal there, either.