Over the course of some Memorial Day morning bargain-hunting, I came across this magnet for sale at my local Five Below store:
In the last “Words Mean Things” installment, I wrote about the unintended signals our words sometimes send. At least this magnet doesn’t have that problem.
I debated saying something to the staff or manager in the store, but I realize that they most likely have zero input into or control over what stock is sold, and it would be a waste of time and energy for everyone involved.
On the other hand, I think a letter to corporate may be in order. If you’d also like to share your thoughts on this merchandise with the management of Five Below, you can send a message to their corporate office in Philadelphia or contact them through Facebook.