Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Why Bother?

I'm applying to sell at a venue called "The People's Market." The application includes a whole checklist of special considerations, check all that apply, to include "government assistance comprises all or part of my income," "I am age 17 or under," "the product I sell represents my cultural identity" and "I deserve other special consideration". The very next line says "It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability." Why ask, then, if you're not giving special consideration?

With an attitude like that, this market has got to attract people in one of my key target demographics.