|J.C. Penney, Lines of a Layman, 1956|
To be clear, much as I like Mr. Penney, and much as I admire the company he founded, I am no fan of JCPenney these days. JCPenney, circa 2011, is the antithesis of
That first little store I called “The Golden Rule.”*
I’ve claimed that Mr. Penney would not approve of “Black Friday.” By that I mean both the term, and the practices thereof. How do I know this?
Do these words sound like they’ve been written by a man who would ask thousands of his associates to be at work at 3am on the day after Thanksgiving? I think not.
*Do not get me started on that other retail empire begun by a liar, thief and former JCPenney associate, Sam Walton.