I wonder if I am, by virtue of my geeky emergency management chick persona, uniquely sensitive to the matter I address today. I think that may be the case as I ran this past Mike and he didn’t immediately put it together the way I did. So I present it to you dear readers for your thoughts – and note that I am prepared to hear that I am alone in my irritation.
Okay…let me get this straight…on September 11, 2011 – the ten year anniversary of one of the most horrific acts the United States has ever experienced – you are going to have a special sale on Duck Tape (which is the name brand of a specific duct tape company).
Being the geeky emergency management chick I am, I recall an important member of the Bush administration telling Americans post 9-11 that they should stock up on (among other things) duct tape and plastic sheeting to protect themselves against a possible biological, chemical or radiological terrorist attack (the goal was for citizens to be prepared to shelter-in-place). I also recall late night comedians having a field day with that recommendation (even though I have to tell you folks that they are necessary items for sheltering-in-place).
Now, here is my question to the powers that be at Michaels: ”Is the one day sale on Duck Tape merely a coincidence or abject stupidity on someone’s part?” Seriously? Of all the days of the year to have this sale you picked September 11th? Were you thinking it was funny? If you were, I am here to tell you that it’s not – at least not to geeky emergency management chicks like me.
I can’t wait to hear your response Michaels. Dear readers please do tell me if this would have ever occurred to you absent me reminding you of it herein. I won’t be surprised to have it confirmed that I am in a minority with this sensitivity…but I hope that Michaels will step up and apologize for this – whatever it is (coincidence or someone’s abject stupidity) – as it just doesn’t sit well and I don’t believe that I will be all alone in my sensitivity to their insensitivity.
Seven hundred and ninety-six of the new forty – obla di obla da