Have you heard about the rudeness of Subway’s new contest that excludes homeschoolers?
The national chain’s “Every Sandwich Tells a Story Contest” offers prizes and a chance to be published on the Subway Web site and in Scholastic’s “Parent & Child” magazine but specifically excludes home schoolers. Subway’s website states:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contest is open only to legal residents of the Untied (sic) 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.
One of the benefits of being homeschooled is that we get to learn culinary arts (cooking) in our own kitchens. Maybe that is why Subway is being so rude to us homeschoolers. Then again by saying that homeschoolers are excluded from their contest they admit that one of us would probably win. And even if we don’t boycott them like the AFA and others are suggesting, their behaviour is RUDE, but then maybe the bigwigs at Subway weren’t homeschooled so they don’t know how to spell RUDE or know what it means. As a matter of fact when their contest first was made public it was a homeschooler who brought their spelling mistakes to light. But all in all, it is just another example of why we do homeschool, to stay away from that clique attitude. And no I won’t participate in the discrimination case, and it is their contest so they can do it “their way” but boy oh boy can you imagine what would happen if they excluded certain races, or religious preferences (other than Christians of course, it is just fine to publicly discriminate against us). Can you imagine the uproar if Subway said no welfare children allowed? Or how about no students of gay or lesbian parents? How exactly can a gay or lesbian parent have a child anyway? Never mind don’t answer that. Or how long would the Subway headquarters be standing peacefully if they said no Muslims may enter their contest? Or what about if they said, “No Texans” or even, “No New Yorkers” or what about, “No Democrats”? I bet that would go over well. I doubt it will come to anything, but Subway needs to know that I think it would be safe to say that homeschoolers have a better understanding of the judicial system than most other students and if it came to push and shove the homeschooling community would know how to push and shove properly and stay inside the boundaries of the law.
But then again, I really don’t like Subway’s sandwiches. I would rather eat at home any day, we cook much better than they do and that WORKS FOR ME THIS WEDNESDAY!