Updated: December 29, 2012 6:09AM
“People are being kept from seeing family and enjoying a holiday which should be a time of giving thanks, not going out to spend money on stuff we don’t need . . . Their decision to open their stores on a holiday is disgraceful, greedy and disrespectful to everyone.”
This is part of what’s in a petition by someone who says he’s a shopper who’s fed up with stores opening up for business on Thanksgiving evening. He’s hoping to get the stores to reconsider.
This is nuts! I can’t remember the last time I went out on Black Friday, but it’s been decades, and the very thought of going “shopping” on Thanksgiving Day is repulsive to me.
It obviously is not to tens of thousands of my fellow Americans. Well, they’ve brought it upon themselves. Stores respond to demand, not a lack of it.
If anyone wants to petition anybody over this issue, go to those folks already in line on Thanksgiving; they are the culprits here, and they are every bit as disgraceful, greedy and disrespectful as the stores that hold the sales.