Am I a bad parent if I send my son to school sporting a backpack that advertises a local casino?
Just to be clear. My husband won said backpack in a radio station sponsored black jack tournament. He won the entry through the radio station, it cost him nothing (he also didn’t win anything, unfortunately) but all entrants received a gift back pack–with the casino’s logo on it.
Here’s the cost-benefit analysis. Cost of a new back pack — they start at $10 and go up from there. My son goes through like 2 a year. This is a good quality back-pack and it cost me nothing. But what is the cost of public judgment? Will anyone even notice? Should I embroider on the number for Gambler’s anonymous to combat the pro-gambling message? Or a bumper sticker that says “Know your limit, stay within it.” Wait a second, I might do that just to entertain myself, never mind anyone else.
You know, I’m curious to see how this plays out. It’s a gamble, but it might be worth it.