Thanksgiving Thoughts + A Retail Rant
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
On this day, and every other day, I am so thankful for family and good friends. This year I also extend my thanks to the wonderful community of bloggers by whom I’ve been inspired!
I’m home with the family for the week. I was disconcerted today upon seeing that many stores are open on Thanksgiving this year, or at 4 am Friday. I’ve gotta say that I take issue with that. Have we become that materialistic and wrapped up around the shopping side of the holidays rather than the spiritual side of things that we will sacrifice retail workers’ holidays for all this shopping madness? Really? What business is so greedy that it will make its employees work on Thanksgiving?
Here’s a few:
-Michaels arts and crafts
-Boscov’s department store
Yes, I know that stores are desperately trying to eek a profit out of what will probably be the worst retail year in decades, but at the expense of people’s family time on an American holiday? I’m sorry, but that’s just not cool.
It concerns me how Christmas has become so materialistic.
With that, I’ll sign off. I’m truly thankful to have a good job that allows me to take vacation and does not require me to do unecessary work on a holiday.