There are Facebook groups you can join, stickers you can wear, and signs you can post saying that “Pledge not to shop on Thanksgiving”. Honestly, who cares? There are so many more important things to worry about than not shopping on Thanksgiving.
- Thanksgiving is not a religious day. It’s a holiday. There are a plenty of holidays that people work on. I’m more concerned about people working on days that have religious significance to them (no matter what that religion is). Thanksgiving is a great day, but it’s not a holy day.
- I worked in convenience stores for about 10 years. Working holidays was really the norm. We were open, people came in.
- If you’re not shopping on Thanksgiving to prove a point, you need to sit home and do absolutely nothing else on Thanksgiving. This includes watching TV (including football), getting gas, flying, and anything else that would require someone to work that day.
- The economy sucks these days. People need to go and spend money. If they choose to do so on Thanksgiving, go for it. People spending money is the only way retail workers will ever get a raise and possibly be able to do better.
- Not everyone has family to spend the day with.
- It shouldn’t matter what day it is, be thankful for what you have.
- I don’t need a special day to spend time with my family.
- Military, Medical Staff, Firefighters, Police, etc. don’t have the holiday off.
- Employees get paid bonuses, the majority of them really like the extra money.
- The stores are going to open whether you choose to “boycott Thanksgiving shopping” or not.
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- By 6PM, most of the holiday dinners and stuff are over and everyone is home anyway.
- I’d much rather stay up a little later than get up at 3am Friday.
- When I am with my mom and sister on Thanksgiving, we make a night of it after dinner and shop together. Still family time, right?
- I love a good deal!
- When shopping on Thanksgiving night, I don’t need a babysitter for the kids. They’re at home with Daddy and will be sleeping. If I shop on Friday, I’m taking them with me or finding a babysitter.
I’m not telling you to go shop on Thanksgiving, but I’m just sick of people complaining about the stores being open.
What do you think?