Thanking God it’s Thursday?


Black Thursday is the new Black Friday.

Each year retailers engage in a battle to be the first to open their doors and the first to offer special “one day” sales, but this Thanksgiving, it has gone too far.

Several stores, Sears, Macy’s, Target, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us just to name a few, will be opening starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day; most before the pie has even had a chance to cool.

I am sick just hearing that, but I also laugh. Only in America do we less than a few hours after celebrating all that we are thankful for scramble to be the first to trample someone over the latest toys or a flat screen TV.

People in countries across the globe would, and do, give anything to have a meal like the ones that most American families gorge on every year, but I doubt any would give a hoot about peeling away from those families to go to a department store.

The frenzy seems to come earlier every year. No sooner was Halloween over had stores decked the halls. The 19 days retailers have spent preparing for door buster sales, with deal breaking savings to enjoy with your side of mashed potatoes have been agonizing for everyone. This leaves me to question why so many people care.

It makes me wonder what people actually care about anymore. This year, we are missing a few members of my family who have passed. I am thankful for the lessons and wisdom they have taught me in an attempt to better my life. I am thankful for the time that I get to spend with my younger cousins, because in the end, those relationships will last longer than any material thing can.

That is the mentality escaping the holidays as we speed further into idiocracy.

So do not forget a slice of pie and turkey leg while you shop on Thanksgiving because retailers are edging closer to carving out the family time and togetherness we should all be thankful for.