Nov 13, 2013

Why I will NOT shop on Thanksgiving!

 
Thanksgiving- a time for family, food, and fun. Or at least that was how Thanksgiving used to be. It all started last year when stores started their "Black Friday" just a couple of hours before midnight. I didn't have a major problem with it because everyone had pretty much finished their Thanksgiving meal (besides a few pieces of pumpkin pie) and were ready to start thinking about Christmas.

This year, on the other hand, more and more stores are starting their "Black Friday" much earlier- even as early as 5pm! Usually at that time, I am just now waking up from my hangover of turkey and cranberries. And to be honest, I REFUSE to go shopping that early. It means that families that are spending much needed time together have to cut it short so consumers can get a "great" deal on something that was on sale a month ago. Some of these families haven't seen each other in a long time, and now they may not get to reconnect because these stores are so greedy that they have no problem asking families to wait on spending time together. If I do any shopping, it is online or it can wait until Friday.

Family is really important these days and I wish these stores would go back to realizing that. Believe it or not, in 1985, it still wasn't as popular as it is today. Stores in many cities and states back then still weren't aware of it back then. So up until a few years ago, Black Friday and Thanksgiving were two separate days. I truly think we should go back to them being two separate days?

What do you think?

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