So, txting a friend earlier, said we were probably going to target later and she asked if i heard about everything going on with our local (Silverdale) target.
Seeing as i don't use FB or anything..i hadn't.
looked it up on our newspapers site and got some insight.
(via the comments)
She also linked me to what was going on via Target's FB
I couldn't see much but got the idea
(Read the "recent posts by others on Target")
Apparently it started locally and has gained nation-wide attention.
We're a military town and the husband of a woman had been killed in action and they were putting a banner up on a street pole for him and they were hosting a 'ceremony' on the corner from 10:30-11. So, a half hour.
The woman had informed target as a courtesy weeks before (because the corner is city property) but saying they were going to be using part of their parking lot for additional parking (it's a massive parking lot)
They informed her it was absolutely not allowed, (the parking)
so when they did it anyways, two employees approached them and 'rudely' insisted they moved.
A sheriff who was attending the ceremony came and told the target people that they were not breaking any laws and the ceremony went on.
Now people are extremely upset with target's actions on this, seeing as they couldn't accommodate a family honoring a soldier killed in action for 30 minutes- saying they are done shopping at target.
At least til there's an apology/statement about it.
So my question is, if you knew about this story-- would you no longer shop there either?