Letter to the Editor: Right in name
BY Michelle Conley, Leonard
Friday, November 30, 2012
11/30/12 at 2:43 AM
My friend and I recently discovered that Family Video in Broken Arrow has a "back room" from which it rents X-rated videos for customers' viewing pleasure. I finally understand how it is able to offer such excellent pricing and continue to expand the stores in an ever-increasing cyber market. While adults have the right to watch whatever they want in the privacy of their own homes, I think it is deceitful and unethical to rent such material from a business that makes a point of promoting itself to families, especially children. It's right in the name!
Get all A's on your report card? Bring it in to Family Video and get a free rental. The back room at the location at 101st Street and Aspen (across from the Catholic Church and a half-mile from the elementary school) is conveniently located by the bathrooms and is unlocked. Easy for a child to wander in.
My friend, who has three children, asked the store manager about the issue and was told that the rooms are in stores at the individual owner's discretion. How does the owner justify installing a back room and then hiding it behind a faÃƒÂ§ade of families and great deals? Does this person have children? Does he or she attend church?
I don't go into Toys R Us and worry about avoiding the adult toy section. I shouldn't have to worry when taking children into the "family" video store either.
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