I am sorry but call me old fashion. Why on earth are we allowing the Retail
people win in forgetting one of the most important Holidays of the year. It
seems that each year Thanksgiving gets put aside more and more. Right after
Halloween the Christmas decorations come up the music begins and now to have the
Stores open up on Thanksgiving night and earlier is totally wrong. It seems like
it is a contest and people are becoming more and more worldly about the
Holidays. I am sorry but to me I will not listen to the music until Thanksgiving
night, I will not go shopping until the day after Thanksgiving and my
decorations for Christmas do not get put up until after Thanksgiving. I try very
hard to mentally Thank others for all that they for me and my family. I pray
each day a little more the month of November because of this great holiday.
People do you have to lose everything that you have before you get it. Things
are things but our relationships and spending time together around the dinner
table is what Thanksgiving is all about.
guy at the end they interviewed is funny, said this is a family holiday people
should be home with their families and people get greedy. Yet he was the first
in line. Priceless
I save more money than all of the shoppers because I don't spend anything,
not even for gas to travel to the stores. I also enjoy all of the holidays more
because I am not worried about overspending my budget and can relax and enjoy my
families company doing gifts of service, which is so much more valuable that
expensive gifts that are often broken or discarded when the next craze dashes
through the town. My gifts are thought about and worked on or purchased
throughout the year so that they meet particular needs of those receiving the
gift and not just a passing whim they might have.
Have you heard the new Christmas carol they are playing nationwide in WalMart
stores?It goes something like this:"Tis the season
to be Greedy,Gimme, gimme, gimme, and gimme some more.Bring
your Credit, come to WalmartSpend, spend, spend and spend some more."
@ Grammy3Agreed. I recall a decade ago people would be lined up at
the mall as I was going in to work (at 7 am) the day after & I though they
were nuts. Its much better to fall asleep watching college football
@ 8p on Thanksgiving night than going shopping.What gets me is
Halloween decorations going up before NCAA & NFL football kick off like they
have the last 2 yrs!
Black Friday and now Grey Thursday. How about this COLD TURKEY when grandma
decided no more cooking at her home and go eat at Chuck A Rama waiting in line
for two hours in the cold weather. Not worth it but grandma said we will do it
again next year at the same place.
For some its a family tradition nurtured in the last 50 years to arise early the
day after Thanksgiving and go shopping with friends or family. They enjoy the
comradeship of the early shoppers, the logistical planning of when and where to
shop and the satisfying feeling that they are getting a great deal.I've never understood it nor do I care to.For me my tradition
is to take it easy on the Holidays, relax and enjoy family. I know that if
I'm patient deals similar to those offered on "black Friday" will
rear their heads again later in the season as competition between stores sets
in. If not I can always wait for the after Christmas sales.Happy
Just what every american child needs to celebrate this holiest of American
holidays....A $150.00 pink drivable car that was made in China!
"Why on earth are we allowing the Retail people win..." We really ought
to pass laws to stop this horrible infraction... (sarcasm font)Think
about what you're saying. Is it really worth getting all worked up over? If
you don't like it, don't participate in it.
If we were to predict the future of the human race by the people at the 8pm and
10pm sales at Walmart...the human race is doomed.
Why would I even think of going shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday? I
purchase gifts after DEC 20th every year and have yet to not be able to find
last-minute bargains or something that was appropriate and appreciated by the
receiver of the gift.Pretty funny, those complaining about it were
in line themselves. They'd likely say the pot of boiling oil was too hot
as they jumped into it.My family just enjoyed the holiday without
any shopping. (And it was very enjoyable for us.)
We need to stay home on Thanksgiving day so those corporations that would open
Thursday will let their workers stay home for Thanksgiving and not open. We as
customers drive the engine of common sense and decency. Not only are the
shoppers on Thanksgiving materialistic in everything which is not the true
spirit of Christmas, they are further self-absorbed and thoughtless of others.
I agree Why would I except I shop perhaps two to three days even
later...never had any problem finding a good deal then either.
The reality of this whole thing is that the retailers wouldn't be doing it
if they didn't make a profit, but they do, and so it will continue. We all
have a choice to be involved or not to be involved in this, it is as simple as
Indeed Pack and the MORAL decision is say NO and STAY HOME on Thanksgiving
Day/Night so these workers can enjoy the same privilege as the rest of us. Yes,
it is a moral decision, not a decision of economics and inconvenience and
I'm calling out all these shoppers--think of others!And BTW--I
don't work at a retail business and not bitter or anything like that
because I had to work or my wife had to work. We were in fact grateful to spend
a quiet Thanksgiving at home with family and again I urge others to let others
do the same.
Seems most on black Friday buy for their families. Not necessarily gifts.
I love that the article states how much money they are saving yet, "She took
the mission seriously, renting a moving truck to help get her large purchases
home." I wonder if the truck rental alone voided the savings. I am trying to
find my definition of minimalism in a world filled with stuff. It is tricky and
definitely a different mindset but does offer less frenzy. It also helps that I
live abroad right now and the only black friday is via the internet!
Many of the people they interviewed seemed to have had the opinion of 'its
unfortunate it cuts into family time..,' etc.... They DON'T have to go
on Grey Thursday! Furthermore, oh somebody think of the retailers...
they should be at home.. .blah, blah blah.. nobody thinks of the poor restaurant
servers, the poor popcorn jockeys at the cineplex,etc.... working on
Thanksgiving sucks, but it's not the travesty Walmart has been making of