The commercialization of Christmas has been rediculous for years. I will be enjoying Thanksgiving in its entirety and will worry about Christmas some time in December. Let all the sheep and morons deal with long lines at cash registers on Thanksgiving Day.
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Why fight the crowds full of crazy people? I'll shop a couple local mom and pop stores, the rest online.
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I agree. Stay home and enjoy the day with your family. You can get the same deals online (usually) anyway!
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I agree. Stay home and enjoy the holiday.
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I'm glad to see the most people don't want to shop on Thanksgiving. I think the main reason so many people are vocal about this issue is the people that are working in the stores instead of being home with family and friends. I feel bad for them.
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We have a business in a mall. The mall said, The anchor stores are opening Thanksgiving evening, you don't have to but we encourage you to. We said, We feel Thanksgiving is not just a holiday like Columbus Day; we see it as not just a family holiday but a religious holiday as well. A day for thanks-giving does not need to be sullied with greed for more.
Unless it might be greed for more pie. More pie is okay. Leftovers too.
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TheOriginal, your comment was impressive. Thank you for that. It is sad enough in America that so many individuals do not get afforded the opportunity to be home on holidays with their family. From our military, to our law enforcement, Fireman, all emergency first responders because duty calls. It is pathetically sad that our economy is so wrecked that even retailers are stooping this low for the almighty dollar. Sales on this day is not an emergency. I find it disgusting that this is happening. I am not sad for the employees dragged away from their families on this holiday, I outraged on their behalf. This country is going to the toilet.
Then we have the audacity to sit back and wonder why family values, morals and love is deteriorating in this Country. You can bet there at tons of parents will be going through the heated arguments with their teens crying bloody murder..."but mom this is boring and the mall is open and I want to go hang out with my friends." Then there will be families that don't even care if their kids are there or not. Now parents are being forced to work. It is so sad. We are destroying every good thing about this country one day at a time. This has to stop.
You can get the same deals on line anyway,
Exactly that's why these places are open. There afraid they might lose a dime to the on line sales,
The CEO's will be on their yachts, the employees will be working and the customers will be in the parking lots the night before ready to bust down the doors..
Ho Ho Ho welcome to the American money machine
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"You can get the same deals on line anyway,
Exactly that's why these places are open. There afraid they might lose a dime to the on line sales,"
Sometimes your comments ladybug make me tilt my head to the side and say huh! Are you trying to convince us these same stores don't have online ordering capabilities? Do you think that the only time people order online is on Thanksgiving day? Ladybug the only reason the retailers are opening up for sales on this day is because they are trying to take advantage of the fact that many many people are off on Thanksgiving Day and they want to take advantage of that fact. Black Friday is not a holiday and these retailers know they lose a great deal of a customer base on that normal day of the week. It is all about strategy sales. Just the fact alone that they are pulling this stunt on Thanksgiving day, I wouldn't go out shopping on that day if they begged. Traffic will be a mess. The stores will be chaos.
I feel sorry for the cops. Not only do they get to deal with the holiday travelers and the drunks now they get to try and control shoppers. I'm sorry but this is ridiculous.
Ladybug, I believe I may have misread your comment and didn't realize you were quoting another commenter. For that I do humbly apologize.
Yes, no fighting on this poll question, unless of course you eat the last roll or hog both drum sticks..: then there will be a fight. Ok, I've put in 14 hours now at work. I'm going home. Later
Didn't this all start off with just a couple stores announcing they would be open on Thanksgiving and then everyone else, not to be out done, followed suit? Here comes the domino effect. Each year, a store will try to get the jump on the others and start their sales a day earlier, and then the following year another store will start it a day earlier than that, and so on, and so on. I suppose the time will eventually come when hordes of people rush out on the day after Christmas to do their shopping for the following year. What will happen on the following year? Will they spend Christmas day shopping for the next Christmas Day? Then the year after that? The whole time-space continuum could get wrecked!
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No all done shopping. Off to Cracker Barrel this year.
Hey, notSocialist, you should have been at Bob Evans! Answers abounded.
Ladybug actually groaned when we met as we had been trading posts the night before. (But I'll now fight anyone who calls him a commie!)
" (But I'll now fight anyone who calls him a commie!)"
That is is the american way.
"Yes, no fighting on this poll question, unless of course you eat the last roll or hog both drum sticks" The heck with the rolls, I'm making Biscuits!
I married a nice southern belle who always made biscuits. Now I've introduced her to nice fat Ohio yankee style rolls and she likes them better than biscuits. Now she mostly does rolls and Triple D is up north doing biscuits. It's the sign of armagedden, I tell you. Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.
Mtlhed I was going to do corn bread and I still might do that and save the biscuits for Xmas.
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