Saturday, November 21, 2015

Ohio Bakery Challenges Customers: We're "Policitally Incorrect;" Now Leave!

So this was trending this morning on Facebook -- and it instantly annoyed me. This bakery in Springfield, OH, put out this sign that puts you on notice.
Notice. This store is politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God Bless America, we salute our flag & give thanks to our troops, police officers and firefighters. If this offends you, you are welcome to leave. In God We Trust.
Like anyone care if they say "Merry Christmas" to you in November or "God Bless" or whatever. And when did it become "politically incorrect" to support the troops or the police or even the firefighters?

A business owner is more likely to get picketed these days by activists for telling someone "Have a nice day" as opposed to "Merry Christmas" than the opposite. Most people don't care. Offer the salutation that feels most natural to you at the time and move on like the rest of humanity. It will be okay.

But signs like this really rankle me. You, the business owner, just challenged me, the customer, to a political pissing war. I don't like to spend my money in the location of a political pissing war. Instead, I go to the bakery (or whatever) that doesn't instantly challenge me to assess my own political views before coming in to buy my donut or cake or whatever.

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

Really going out on a limb showing support for troops and firefighters, huh?

I remember the good old days, when we could just walk into a bakery and buy a donu,t and if we're going to talk, we talk about the weather.

Argh.