At a time when cities across the country, and increasingly in our western suburbs, are witnessing a catastrophic rise of heroin use; you would think Target would find it tasteless to sell syringe-shaped pens to the masses this Halloween season. Sure, there are all sorts of arguments that one can make for the majority of products sold during this time of the year. But what are we telling children with these colorful pens? As I went to publish this post, I gave Target another try, apparently they have taken down the pens on the website. Kudos Target on that front, hopefully, they’ve disappeared from store shelves as well.
Note: I’m not trying to single out Target on this, WalMart is selling a similar product on their site. The difference is that I hold Target to a higher standard.