|added Mon April 07 2003 at 10:57 AM
|"Just sign it: it's for a good cause," he said. I read it over, and passed it on down the line. One more petition would have to fight on without my signature. Now, don't get me wrong. I fully supported the concept behind the petition, but it wasn't so much a petition, as he claimed, as it was a pledge to do something. A the top, it said something to the effect that all those who signed it would actively dissuade anybody they know from using hotels that provide "adult entertainment." And I couldn't sign that, for two reasons. First of all, I never have people coming in from out of town staying in hotels. About once in a blue moon my mom comes up, and my brother averages a visit every semester (none this semester, though). But they stay at my uncle's. Me trying to dissuade them from staying at a hotel that provides adult entertainment is like me trying to dissuade a fish from taking residence on the beach. It's just completely unnecessary. Secondly, no list of such evil hotels was provided. I'm sure that the organizer of the "petition" has a list, since I bet that he's going to send a copy to every hotel in Provo that provides adult entertainment. But if I were to sign the commitment, I'd be lying. I'm not going to attempt to dissuade anybody from using any hotels.
"Just sign it: it's for a good cause," he said. I read it over, and I passed it on down the line. I don't care how "good" the cause is. I'm not going to cheapen myself and my word by signing onto everything that anybody claims to be a "good cause." Furthermore, I'm not going to sign to a commitment that I know I won't personally even try to fulfill. I hope that the businesses look at the "petition" and laugh because they know that the supposed boycott is nothing more than people nodding their heads at a "good cause." And I also hope that the hotels will remove their "adult entertainment." Hey... I never said that it wasn't a good cause.