Thursday, 12 November 2009
Pass the Bomb!
Today Simon is enraged!
This morning I went into my local W H Smith book store, part of a publicly quoted company.
So angry was I, that I tried to contact the company's corporate website, but to no avail, these executives hide behind layers of departments designed to deflect customer dissatisfaction.
Not deterred, I sent an open letter to The Daily Mail newspaper, the text of which follows:
WH Smith plc
Dear Mr Clarke,
I had occasion to go into your store in Alnwick today. In the course of my browsing for Christmas presents, I came across, what purports to be a game for all the family, during the festive season.
It goes by the name of Pass the Bomb!
What kind of crass idiot do you employ, who considers this to be a good idea, when people and soldiers around the world are being mutilated and killed by such devices.
Since it appears impossible to e.mail you direct, I am using this conduit to contact you.
At the very least I would suggest that you remove this product from sale and issue a statement apologising to families who have suffered the effects of bomb attacks.
I would ask you all to express your indignation at a company that sees fit to make profit from such a product.