With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror the big talk was thoughts about shopping on Thanksgiving. I heard people say things like, it takes away from the reason of the holiday. I love it and get super excited to shop every year. I skip all the lines and do all my shopping online.
Is shopping on Thanksgiving a good thing for everyone? Even though I like it, my better judgement says no. Here’s why. Thanksgiving is a time for people to be with others they care about whether it be family or friends. It is a time to just relax for the day and reflect on what you have to be thankful for, because even the pessimists out there still have something to be thankful for. Retail businesses that open obviously force their employees to have an interrupted holiday to make a buck.
I mean can’t those businesses make all the sales the day after Thanksgiving like just a few years back? I really appreciate those businesses who close their doors on Thanksgiving giving their employees the day off.
I know now that we have Thanksgiving shopping the chances this will go away are slim to none but in my mind, stores opening on Thanksgiving for shopping just doesn’t seem right.