Awful Department Store Sign Tells Girls To Ask Santa To Make Them Rich And Skinny
If your daughter is not already convinced that the most important things in life are to be rich and skinny, a Dillard’s in Florida is doing its best to help convince her of that just in time for the holiday season.
According to WPTV, in the middle Christmas-themed girls’ clothing display in the children’s department at Dillard’s department store, someone stuck an Etsy fail of a sign that says, “Dear Santa, this year please give me a big fat bank account and a slim body. Please don’t mix those two up like you did last year. Thanks.”
Charming, isn’t it? The Duchess of Windsor once said a woman could never be too rich or too thin, neither of which is actually true. (Don’t take life advice from Nazi sympathizers, guys. Even if they could wear the hell out of a dress.) Pushing those values just leads to parenting a bunch of tiny Kardashians, and nobody but Kris Jenner wants that.
There are just so many reasons why this should not be in the children’s section. For starters, what child wants a big bank account? Maybe a kid wants a puppy, or $1,000, but one would hope that the number of children sitting around thinking about being rich enough and thin enough is very, very small.
Dillard’s says the sign’s placement was a mistake, and it was not supposed to go in the children’s section. That of course raises the question of where the sign was supposed to go. Is it really that much better if it went in the women’s section? (What do you want to bet that this sign was not meant for the men’s department?) Wherever it was supposed to go, somehow it was placed in a prominent display in the girls’ section and left there until one mother saw it and posted it to Facebook, where it was shared hundreds of times.
Once the sign went viral, Dillard’s took it down. Let’s hope the thing wound up in a wood chipper somewhere and was not rehomed to the ladies’ department.