Monday, November 22, 2010

Goodbye Thanksgiving Day...Hello Black Thursday

Is it just me?  What's happening to Thanksgiving Day?  I guess it was inevitable now that the brick and mortar stores find themselves competing with the online stores that are able to conduct business 24/7.

Toys R Us and Sears are going to be opened on Thanksgiving Day for the first time.  Granted it won't be all day, but I still think it's a shame.  I read that The Gap will have 90% of their stores opened this year and K-Mart, Target, Big Lots, etc., have already opened on Thanksgiving Day in prior years.  I'm afraid this thing is going to keep escalating and soon Thanksgiving Day will be called Black Thursday and become another huge shopping day instead of a family day.  Norman Rockwell must be rolling over in his grave.

Remember when stores would open at 6:00 or 7:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving?  Now it's 3:00 AM!  How can their employees enjoy Thanksgiving Day when they have to go to bed at 8:00 in order to get up for work the next day?

As many people as possible should have the opportunity to share this holiday with friends and family.  I realize certain professions have always had to work on Thanksgiving Day.  I'm thinking of policemen, firemen, ER doctors and nurses, soldiers, etc.  Now many non-essential people are being called into work.

Let's take time to sit down and enjoy our turkey with those closest to us.  We can always shop another day.


  1. Betty, people are becoming very greedy and materialistic. It's quite sickening, but there will always be people like you and me who have their priorities straight. We must keep focusing on the good things in life. I think we get more out of it. I pity the masses out there that value the almighty dollar more than the other blessings in life.

  2. I guess that's another downside of having a consumer driven society. Most retail establishments don't hit the black ink until December. It's not too good having an economy rely on one holiday bachanalia to buoy it up from year to year.

  3. It always seems Thanksgiving is almost totally ignored....that is sad.


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