Hold on to your outrage- it’s World Consumer Rights Day

banking-referee_200x252No, it really is. On 15 March 1963, President John F Kennedy first outlined the concept of consumer rights, and the date has been celebrated as a call to action ever since. Well, since 1983 anyway.

The World Consumer Rights Day group was set up to “promote the basic rights of all consumers, for demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and for protesting the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.” Kind of exactly the same as what we do here at BitterWallet. But probably with fewer nob jokes.

As if the concept of a whole day dedicated to consumer rights weren’t exciting enough, since 2003, each year has had a different theme, and today’s is “Fairness in Financial Transactions”. No bandwagon jumping going on here, I am sure.

So have you seen or heard of any WCRD events going on near you? No? Well that’s because YOU haven’t done anything about it. You must

“Take action

Of course, tomorrow, all these well-meaning people (in America) will go back to their hum drum lives, just waiting for WCRD 2012 (untitled) to bring some excitement back into their lives. We at BitterWallet do not have that luxury. We cannot go back to our lives and ignore the consumer injustice that threatens our very existence.

We will fight on, tomorrow, Thursday and maybe even Friday as well...


  • Richard
    I've always wondered, do you bitterwallet guys actually have a real office and everything with real wages and stuff or do you just do these blogs from home as a hobby?
  • Nick T.
    What's the point in telling us this now? If I knew last night I'd have been barricading the banks and threatening the full force of Watchdog, Esther Rantzen and Cyril Fletcher on the sorry arses of Ryanair, Currys and Severn Trent Water. Next year, a bit more notice please?
  • you w.
    What's the point in anything.
  • Noodles
    I look like

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