Hobby Lobby Informative - The Protection Game
JOPLIN, MISSOURI -- Since I'm not allowed to use names this review may appear a little disjointed.
I don't know if Hobby Lobby's founders are aware of the impenetrable force field that has been placed around them. They are harder to get a message to than the Pope! ORU wouldn't forward my message to him because they said it didn't concern the university. The gentleman on the phone said "That's how it works here!". Mardel's also declined to forward my message to him. Instead, it was forwarded to Hobby Lobby's main office, the very entity I had a complaint about. Neither ORU or Mardel's would allow me the honor of leaving a personal message for him. And naturally the Hobby Lobby main office in Oklahoma City has refused time and time again to give me any contact information for him.
So after much more internet research trying desperately to find some point of contact, I came across the Christmas email address that supposedly goes directly to him. I know it's not anywhere near Christmas, but I was hoping on a wing and a prayer that it would somehow default to his email address. I haven't heard anything back so I imagine it went to the main office. I sure do hope they get a kick out of all my email attempts at reaching him that just end up being routed to them.
My next attempt was when I discovered he owned a media website. I filled in my information in the "share your thoughts" area. I requested for him to please contact me, but still have not heard back from him. I seriously wonder if the information even got to him.
Jesus Christ is the most important man that has ever graced our earth, yet He would welcome people from all walks of life to speak directly to Him. Are certain owners of Hobby Lobby more important than Jesus? No. But I think his handlers must think he is. Is he "protected" from people like me? Yes. And by people like me I mean the "little people". You know, the kind of people Jesus spoke with everyday.
He and his family have worked very hard to promote Hobby Lobby as a faith based business, yet the more important he becomes, the more he is protected. I suppose his "people" feel he can't be bothered with such small details. But no matter how important Jesus became, He never made anyone feel like a small detail. You can imagine how quickly He would have lost His flock if He operated that way.
You will lose your flock of patrons if you're not alowed access to them anymore. The "little people" are the biggest of all your flocks. We fill up the churches every Sunday and we shop your stores (for now) during the week. It was the little people that had faith in your father's dream by shopping at his store.
I know, we are now just a small detail lost in all the shuffle of big business. But one of these days, a lot of your small details will no longer shop at your stores for reasons you're not even aware of.
"Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles" I read this quote in another article about Hobby Lobby. I trust he really believes that his staff are upholding his values. He seems like an amazing person from everything I have read. But when little people, like me, aren't allowed to talk to him, then situations like mine are never brought to his attention. And I imagine there are more questionable situations he is "protected" from.
I wish I had been treated with Biblical principles, not only in my quest to get a message to him, but in the aftermath of an accident I had in one of his stores. I was definitely treated with much less than Biblical principles, unless lies, defamation of my character and callous behavior is one of the principles I didn't learn about in Sunday school.