Micro Center Reveals Their Religious Bias

Here’s a quick follow-up to two previous posts.

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I received another email notification from Micro Center.  For some odd reason, they seem to think there is something special about this time of year that might stir some desire in me to want to spend my hard-earned money at their store.  Here’s the header from the email Micro Center sent to me on 12-21-07.

Their “After the Holidays Sale Preview” begins…why (coincidentally I’m sure) the day right after the holiday.  Not the day after New Year’s Day, or Winter Solstice.  Not after Kwanzaa, and well after Hannukah, Diwali, Ramadan, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum that so many people in this country supposedly celebrate in such a way that involves an unusual amount of retail consumption.  Turns out that all those holidays that, according to Micro Center, are equally important to Micro Center’s existence don’t really matter to them after all!  I, for one, am shocked!

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Included in that email was a handy calendar to inform me of Micro Center’s “Special Holiday Store Hours”.  Let’s see, the only day they are closed is, let’s see…awe shucks…there’s no day for me to do my last minute Kwanzaa shopping?!

Note: They are open every day during Kwanzaa, and they are also open on New Year’s Day…very strange.  Of course, that must be because there is only one legal holiday in the month of December recognized by all fifty states and the federal government, and so they would likely have a rebellion on their hands if they forced their employees to work on that day – and they would have no customers that day either.

Let’s refresh our memories by reviewing Micro Center’s email response to my inquiry about why they made no mention of Christmas in their advertising:

Hello Todd,

We apologize if our advertising has caused you any undue frustration as it was not our intent.  We do advertise Holiday shopping to be fairer to people of all beliefs. (emphasis mine)

Respectfully,
Customer Service
Micro Center Online
4119 Leap Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026
800-634-3478 

How fair (or, for that matter, sane) is Micro Center, really, when they obviously pay no attention to these lesser holidays, and completely ignore the one holiday that matters most to their economic survival?

Wouldn’t it be great if, next year, no one bought any Christmas presents from Micro Center?  I’m sure they would start singing a different tune then…and, probably, a Christmas one at that.

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4 Comments »

  1. 1
    renaissanceguy Says:

    I’m flabbergasted!

  2. 2
    troper Says:

    Me too! 😉

  3. 3
    John Doe Says:

    Geez, get a life dude!

  4. 4
    treapssap Says:

    A lot of of guys blog about this matter but you wrote down some true words.


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