I just emailed a letter of complaint to the Staples company. I’m not including a link in this post, but they’re a business/stationery supply company and you’ve likely heard of them anyway.
For the last number of years, they’ve put forth a back-to-school media campaign featuring delighted parents stocking up on school supplies while snippets of the song “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” play in the background.
As a parent who enjoys having her children home for the summer, I have been and continue to be insulted by this, and I think it sends a terrible message to children.
And I just told them so. I’ll probably never hear anything back from them, but damn, it felt good to finally get it off my chest.