Yes, what if someone started a petition on asking Bell Media to reinstate the 300 or so employees it laid off last week?

What if Bell Media replied by saying, yes, we made a thoughtless mistake, that the ends — to raise eps by a few pennies — did not justify the means?

Hey, everybody makes mistakes, eh? Sorry about that.

What if, in the spirit of Christmas at the very least, it set an example to all corporations by reminding them that doing business is more than about the bottom line, especially when the bottom line is already fat?

And what if the millions of Canadians who might sign the petition didn’t have to because Bell Media quickly rehired those employees, not in the spirit of good public relations, but because it is simply the right thing to do?

And what if those of us who are boycotting their stations and are about to cut their Bell services didn’t have to go to all that bother, and could happily tune in their stations again?

What a wonderful Christmas story that would be, huh?

Yes, you may say I’m a dreamer, but I know I’m not the only one.

“When all are one and one is all . . .”

— Jillian Page