A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Happy Commercialisation!

I know they meant well, but wishing someone a "Happy ANZAC Day" is not cool.

It's a sad fact of life I suppose that the intent a somewhat solemn day of reflection and remembrance should be lost in a sea of smiley faces, and a 15% surcharge.

Noosa Heads

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


Babooshka said...

You said it all. Any day of this kind should not have the "happy" attached to it. Not the idea at all. Well done for pointing this out.

Lois said...

Nothing is sacred! What a shame.

Ann said...

You have to laugh.

Sakiwi said...

They probably have no idea what ANZAC Day is about. At least it didn't read "Come celebrate your ANZAC day with us"!

cara said...

You are spot on!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

The most shocking aspect to me is the surcharge. You can commemorate if you want but it will cost you 15%.

bitingmidge said...

Greg, in their defence, the surcharge makes a little sense when one realises that on Public Holidays here staff are paid penalty rates of about two and a half times their normal wage hourly rate.

The hospitality industry is not poorly paid nor reliant on tips!

Glennis said...

I agree, it is a solemn occasion, a time to reflect for a short time on all those who are not among us.
Surcharges on holidays are now a fact of life, they blame the high wages but maybe its just a way of getting 15% extra off us!

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