Re: Flag Retirement #2
Leslie D. Fife (ldfife@BACHMAN.CS.OU.EDU)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 09:28:33 -0500
> Quite often, if you politely mention the situation to the manager and offer
> that you know of a Boy Scout Troop that would be happy to permanently retire
> the colors with honor, you will end up with a bank flying a new flag and a ver
> touching campfire closing for your next troop campout.
> Mike DeKrey
> SM, T-56 WDL, P-53 FOX, SR-149
> firstname.lastname@example.org, Will Rogers Council, Ponca City, OK
I'll second this because it does work. There was a grocery store
in our town (part of a chain) that flies a flag. It was torn length-
wise all the way to the pole - looked like two very skinny flags.
I went to the customer service desk, politely told them the condition
of their flag and how it made me feel, and then asked for the flag.
I waited while they found a ladder, and got it down. Then I bought
my groceries. They had a new one up in less than a week.
The vast majority of these businesses mean no disrespect, they just
don't notice. The flag stays up until someone says something. I guess
they are so busy making sure the carpet is clean, they forget to
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City