All the big box stores are talking about opening on Thanksgiving around these parts, rushing it do ya think? It is barely past Halloween and I already see Santa’s at pumpkin patches!! How long before we start seeing black Fridays in July?
It seems that every year Christmas shopping is getting earlier and earlier and honestly it’s all about greed. Which big box will get the most sales…Wal-Mart, Target, or another? But just for a minute let us think about the poor souls who have to forego Thanksgiving and work just to make the stockholders richer.
The mom and pop stores of the world are shuttering their doors more and more and we, the consumers, are to blame.
If no one went to these sales on the morning of Thanksgiving, they might just wait. If people didn’t camp out with tents in front of he big box doors, they might just wait. If our kids didn’t demand toys and electronics that are available in small quantities (just to make the demand larger) they might just wait. If Christmas wasn’t so much about things and instant gratification, they might just wait.
I know I am steadily sounding like I am the Grinch who discovered what Christmas was all about, but I didn’t need to steal all the present in Whoville to come to this revelation. I’ve always known it and there is no way I will get up from the table, tell my guests ta-ta and hit the stores on Thanksgiving. And if others would do the same, they might just wait!