Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What's the point?

A mom didn't like what was on the front of some t-shirts at a store.  I get that.  She felt that they may have violated city law for where they live.  I get that.  However, the article says,
"Plus, she plans on returning the t-shirts for a full refund at the end of the store’s 60-day return policy."
If she doesn't want kids to be purchasing the shirts that she believes are inappropriate, then why is she returning them?  Does she realize that when she returns them, the store will either resell them at a discount or send them off to an outlet for discount pricing?  Just because she purchased them and held them for 59 days, returns them on the 60th doesn't mean that they will light a match to them.  In fact, a big hairy deal being made out of it just makes people more curious and honestly makes people want the mom banned item more.

I'm just sayin'.

I am picky about what my daughter wears.  Don't get me wrong.  I don't allow words stamped across the butt and frankly think that a young child should not be wearing a bikini.  I also watch cuts of shirts and shorts.  That doesn't mean that I run all over and throw a fit about it, expecting children to wear Dugger-like bathing suits and skirts to their ankles.



Rach said...

I saw this on CNN and didn't see that she planned on RETURNING them. Seriously? What good does that do, for exactly the reasons you stated. I confess, I've looked at the shirts, and did NOT find them "pornographic". However, to each his own, no?

I can't help but feel this is another case of folks trying to impose their morals and moral outrage onto others. You don't like it? Fine. Buy the shirts. But, for pete's sake, don't return them for you've not accomplished anything in the end.

We have fairly stringent clothing rules in this house as well with regards to covering up appropriately and not advertising your "juiciness" across your hiney. However, we will allow a 2 piece (I know your reasons for not doing so and think you're spot on with them, but will allow them for potty-training kiddos). We like shorts and spaghetti straps and flip flops and all the rest of it, but everything must cover body parts, etc.

Would I let one of my children wear one of those shirts? Nope. If my child was an adult? I would butt out.

Bailey's Leaf said...

A two piece bathing suit for a potty training child is often not a tiny bikini. Again, just because it isn't something that I choose for my child (and yes, potty training days were a two piece, but long top with bottoms- a Carter's thing) doesn't mean that I'm going to call for an all out ban on them.

But to purchase, hold, then return for full credit just shot your point in the foot. (If it had feet.)

Heidi Castro said...

This cracks me up. There are people in this world whom i wish their passionate energy was used in ways that really make a difference in this world. Imagine if she was that passionate about the sex trade or hungry children?? Wow, what a difference $500 would make (although you can't return the food in 60 days...)
To each her own, I suppose. (although, looking the tees, it seems I see more risque images on a cereal commercial nowadays...)

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

I saw this last week and really didn't understand her point. Ok, You don't like the shirts. Are you going to go to EVERY STORE and buy EVERY SHIRT? No. So it's still out there. I can't control what other people wear, but I can let me children know what our rules are.

I think this woman wanted some kind of publicity. And now she's returning them? That's just odd.