>I love shopping. It’s great to meander through the aisles of stuff, looking for a perfect item. I love a good sale too. Whenever I get an item half off, I end up telling everyone one about it. The thing is, I’m not nuts about discounts. I refuse to stand in line for much. Waiting in the freezing cold temperatures possibly even in the rain to pick up cheaply priced electronics is not my idea of a good time. Heck, just waiting in line at the grocery store raises my ire.
Now, a few retailers are opening up on Thanksgiving. Come on! I can understand being open on days like Christmas and Easter. Some people don’t celebrate those holidays. Thanksgiving is different. Thanksgiving is an American holiday. OK, Native Americans understandably don’t like it much, but everyone else has no excuse.
Personally, Thanksgiving isn’t so much about the Pilgrims. It’s about togetherness. It’s about celebrating the good things in life. Can’t we all take the day off and hang out together? You can always go shopping tomorrow.
>Why bother waiting until Thanksgiving? I mean why not start the weekend before that or the weekend before that? Because people need a date, any date, to start their shopping to "feel" like they are getting a jump on things. So it doesn't matter when the stores start "black whateverday". So if it doesn't matter, then for God's sake, why do it on a holiday. Don't they realize how hard this is on women? Didn't they have ENOUGH to do on Thanksgiving? Criminy.
>Actually, that's a genius idea! Change it to Black Saturday, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. That way the stores can close on Thanksgiving.
The grocery stores can stay open though…those folks usually get paid overtime for working on holidays, so I don't feel bad about them working.
Brace yourself for "door buster" commercials over the next week. They will be everywhere!