They are running a contest for children in elementary school to write a story about a sandwich, the only catch is "No home schools will be accepted." I wonder why. What would be wrong with my children, who like sandwiches and like to write, entering the contest? I have read that in Oklahoma, my home state, one in five students is home schooled. What were they thinking when they excluded 20% of the children in a regional area?
Top it off with the typos in the rules:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contest is open only to legal residents of the Untied States who are currently over the age of 18 and have children who attend elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted.and Subway as a corporation begins to look foolish. Perhaps they should find a homeschooled kid to proofread for them. Maybe they need to find a new advertising agency.
A dear friend of mine who home schools her six children, has rightly said that Subway has the right to exclude whomever they choose from their promotions. She's tired of the "It's not fair" whiny mentality which has taken over this country. I agree with her. A private institution has the right to write the rules any way it chooses. I'm not calling for a boycott. I am simply marveling at the stupidity.
If you want to call them and tell them how dumb you think they are, the number is 1-800-888-4848. The customer service rep I talked to said there would be an explanation on their website this afternoon. I can't wait to see the reasoning behind this move, but it should be good.