JEMAIL: Fennell, Jim (MC1951) on Winn Dixie Christmas Decoration policy

2013-Dec-14

John

Just had a very interesting chat with the manager of a local Winn Dixie supermarket that is completely devoid of any Christmas decorations. He told me that corporate polcy prohibits any store provided Christmas decorations. Only when Christmas appears on items for sale is the term permitted. Maybe we should make them devoid of customers in area where they exist.

Merry Christmas

Jim Fennell’51

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Fennell, Jim (MC1951)

[JR: Wow, that’s a tough one. It’s their “free speech” and your “free association”. On one hand, I think that the “Christmas spirt” of many is fake, fraud, phony. In a way, it’s disrespectful. ChikFila with closing on Sunday and HobbyLobby on Obamacare are at least authentic. So, I’d suggest further investigation. Is the Winn Dixie policy “authentic”? For example, do they allow the Salvation Army kettle outside their store? Or prohibit it? That would be how I’d decide. Are they trying to be respectfully authentic and not deceiving you that “they care” when they don’t. I think I would prefer “authentic indifference” than “deceitful saccharine actions”. Merry and Happy to all. Remember I am a fan of Ebineezer, pre-conversion! ]

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