Hobby Lobby Complaint - Rude managers
TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI -- I took some guests from a different counntry to Hobby Lobby store in Tupelo, MS. My guests found some funny masks and they took turns putting the mask up to their face and took some pictures of the girls being silly. The manager came up to them and told them to stop taking pictures of "their products", they did and explained that they were for personal use for her photo album. He said just don't take pictures of "their products". I was embarrassed as an American that someone would tell them to stop taking pictures. I went home and did some investagating on whether it was legal to take pictures in a public place. According to the "Legal Rights of Photographers" it is legal to take pictures in a public place or private place. If you see it you can take a photo of it. I called the manager, Sue, and told her of what happened in a calm voice just to inform her that it was legal. The items that were in the photo's are not produced by Hobby Lobby only items made in China, Japan and other countries and there were no copyright laws violated and it was perfectly legal to do so. In a rude tone, Sue said "You don't call me and complain about it, you can't go to the mall and take pictures". I replied, "Yes I can", just check on the legalities before you tell someone they can't do it. She told me to call the corperate office and complain about it that she could do nothing about Hobby Lobby's policies. I said that I was not aware that Hobby Lobby was now setting the laws and rights of citizens in a public place. But yes I would call them and tell them. I don't think I will every shop in that store again unless they have a different manager, one who knows how to except customers dissatisfaction. Hobby Lobby prides itself in running their stores in a Christian mannor, I think the managers ought to also.
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