Apparently all it takes to ignite my passionate spirit is a little validation that my anger is righteous. After reading many of your comments this morning, I was bolstered that maybe I am not just a crazy maniac. I spent my morning 'secret shopping' a few large stores that I frequent in my town. I started at Kroger to follow up on the complaint I registered weeks ago, then I moved on the KMart and finally returned to the WalMart where I complained yesterday. All three of them have the cover I mentioned displayed in the check out aisle--in the center rack right at eye level.
I spoke to two assistant store managers and one customer service manager. Each were appropriately appalled when I showed them the covers...now we just have to wait and see what happens. Will they act on their disgust?
I did a little research this morning and found that I am not the only one who has tried to address this issue.
As opinionated as I am, I am not necessarily one who likes to raise a stink. I do try to choose my battles carefully, but this one has really bothered me because it is so ridiculous. All three of the store managers I spoke with had no idea this was happening in their stores--and looked sincerely embarrassed when shown the cover in question. What an easy problem to solve--move them or cover them up!
The other lesson I learned is reinforcement of an old principle.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke
Stand up for what is right! Each conversation took less than 2 minutes, and was met with understanding from the people I spoke with.
I have been watching a nest that a smart mama bird built in our garage. She put it in our bicycle helmet basket that stays on top on our extra freezer. It is covered, secure and safely out of the reach of our prowling cat. That mama bird cares about the survival of her offspring in a tough world.
Yesterday three of the five eggs hatched. I knew because I heard the Mama out in a crepe myrtle raising a ruckus. She was noisily warning the world to stay away from her new young 'uns, or else.
I feel strangely bonded to that Mama bird today.
"For anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." James 4:17 NIV
What is it you need to do today?