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Candy Corn Oreos are coming to a Target near you. I love traditional Oreos and the Golden Oreos, but this is completely different. They will be in the stores on Monday Sept. 10th and we will know if they are yummy or yucky. My question is do you think Oreos have jumped the shark? Share your thoughts.
JC Penney’s is running an admirable promotion for the month of August. Free haircuts for kids (K-6th grade). Great promotion not so great execution. Parents can come in anytime the salon is open, but the stylists have clients that have previously scheduled appointments already on their books. I witnessed these two worlds collide. One of the stylist was trying to cut a boy’s hair, and she did not have adequate clippers, and she ended up cutting his hair with scissors until a new pair of clippers could be secured. Her regular client was twiddling her thumbs as she waiting for the stylist to finish cutting the boy’s hair. As I was leaving another mom was irate because the stylist she wanted was not able to drop everything and cut the hair of her three daughters. I talked to another stylist who said that some of the parents have complained about the haircuts and have asked if the hair could be re-cut. The goal was to get traffic in the store which is great, but do you sacrifice the regular customers in pursuit of some that might not come back until the next free promotion? One has to wonder how a promotion gets the greenlight. Free hair cuts for kids during these tough economic times is a great idea, but did anyone think that it might necessitate having one person devoted to that task and not demanding that exisiting staff do it? Did anyone think that maybe there should have been a specific time devoted to the task? Did anyone bother to talk to the stylists and get their input into the implementation? All good questions, but after seeing the kids come into the salon as I was leaving I wonder if any of the questions listed were ever asked.
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StoryCorps launches America’s largest oral history project. Today, we debuted our brand new animated short, A Family Man. It’s a touching story that is sure to spark lively conversation about everyone’s childhood! In 1955, John L. Black, Sr. started his job as a janitor for the Cincinnati public school system. He regularly put in 16-hour days to provide for his wife and eleven children. At StoryCorps, his son Samuel talks with his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father’s lasting legacy and the power of a look.
Samuel’s interview is a part of StoryCorps Griot, an initiative to ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity. All interviews recorded as part of the Griot Initiative will be archived at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture in addition to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
This morning I listened to the tv talking heads gush over the news of Miley Cyrus’ engagement. Cyrus is 19 years old and her family is said to be thrilled with the announcement. She has been dating this guy for 3 years so that means since she was sixteen. Ann Curry of the Today Show asked the representative from People magazine if 19 was a little young to be getting engaged, and the rep replied well Cyrus has been in the business for so long it’s like she is 29, but she’s not. She is 19 and this thing started when she was 16 and in some states this activity could be characterized as criminal. Cyrus is entitled to her own life and her own decisions, but let’s hold off on the confetti for just a little while. Cyrus is a grown woman, but most of us do not want our daughters to grow up this quickly.
Everyone wants to be in your face these days. Including this South Carolina church, The Rock. A dead bunny to advertise Easter? Really does this kind of thing really draw the unbelievers? Tell me what you think.
“After teacher Kelly Sanchez confiscated Halloween candy from a 10-year-old 5th grader at Zellwood Elementary school, the student allegedly attacked and threatened to kill her, NBC Miami reports.
The girl was arrested last Tuesday and charged with felony battery.
When a reporter from WFTV asked the child’s mother, Sebrina Bryant, if she thinks her daughter should have been arrested, she responded passionately. “No. No. No,” she told the station. “I was shocked, devastated.” When the station’s reporter asked the girl to describe the attack, the girl only admitted to a small temper tantrum. “I pushed stuff, pushed papers on the desk and stuff,” the girl told the station.”* Read the link for more details. Did the school go too far?