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To: Sgt_Schultze

“Mrs. Fields has apparently heard the complaints. They are claiming products are on the way. A pic of a cookie with Merry Christmas decorated in icing is on their home page.”

Wow that was fast...what idiot in their company didn’t think there would be a huge backlash?


27 posted on 10/12/2007 8:24:40 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68
Here it is...


31 posted on 10/12/2007 8:27:26 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Slapshot68
Wow that was fast...what idiot in their company didn’t think there would be a huge backlash?

Backlash, or rumor control?

All we have is "Diane H. of Michigan" saying that this policy ever existed. And the AFA, which has been known to overdo the "war on Christmas" rhetoric because it's good for their fundraising.

All we know is that Mrs. Fields didn't have Christmas cookies listed on its site in early October. The AFA sent out a letter. Mrs. Fields issued a statement. Anything past that is rumor and supposition. It doesn't have to be true to be damaging -- just ask Procter & Gamble, which has been battling unfounded rumors for 30 years or so.

45 posted on 10/12/2007 8:37:55 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Slapshot68
>>>Wow that was fast...what idiot in their company didn’t think there would be a huge backlash?<<<

You'd think these companies would figure it out by now. I pretty much refuse to buy anything that says Happy Holidays on it and avoid shopping where that's the standard greeting. If they want to put up blue and silver decorations, too, fabulous!! I'd love to see Jews feeling included with Hannukah, too. But taking away Christmas is not only wrong--it's offensive.

I've also come to the conclusion that I'll avoid secular Christmas cards, as well. We have a magnificent history of sacred art in the West. Why not share that with others? I'm a lover of medieval art, anyway.


56 posted on 10/12/2007 8:59:03 AM PDT by CheyennePress (Non Abbiamo Bisogno)
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ANd now they have a brief blurb up ensuring that there will be plenty of christmas cheer., and showing a preview of all their products.

You know, it’s almost like a marketing ploy to get a lot of people to associate Mrs. Fields and Christmas Cookies.


70 posted on 10/12/2007 9:16:34 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Slapshot68
Wow that was fast...what idiot in their company didn’t think there would be a huge backlash?

Wow that was fast...what idiot in their company who used to work for their company didn’t think there would be a huge backlash? Now isn't that better?

79 posted on 10/12/2007 9:36:49 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Slapshot68

Mmmm...
I suddenly have an appetite for Mrs. Fields cookies.
Where do I get one?

http://www.mrsfields.com/stores/?page=1&count=6&type=MFC&city=&zip=95111&distance=10

Wait a minute. What if businesses discover that the best way to get attention is to ban Christmas and then quickly restore it to win gratitude?


97 posted on 10/12/2007 11:34:50 AM PDT by E-Mat (Duncan Hunter Understands : Made in China = Arms for Tyrants)
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To: Slapshot68
Ha Ha, You jumped the gun

Methinks AFA and others jumped the gun on this one. Oh well, only 74 more persecutaion days till Christmas!
99 posted on 10/12/2007 11:56:52 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: Slapshot68
what idiot in their company didn’t think there would be a huge backlash?

The one on vacation.

125 posted on 10/12/2007 5:17:25 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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