There are people, even now, camped out waiting to buy big-screen televisions; they got in line 12 days early. The big-box stores are opening early for Black Friday this year, on Thanksgiving Thursday night to be exact. I wrote about this last week, and many of you told me on Facebook that you too promised not to participate. Don’t the store employees alone deserve our boycott? “Let them eat turkey!” should be our new cry.
WHAT?!? Tell me it isn’t so. Retailers are opening this year on Thanksgiving night, beginning at 8 o’clock, so that people don’t have to wait until “Black Friday” to shop.
With bellies full of stuffing, we’re all supposed to rush to the mega-watt parking lots and begin lining up to riot our way into big box stores full of crap to buy things that nobody wants or needs to prove our love to the very folks whom we’ve just left at home.