I think I'm fighting a losing battle. I've long refused to shop on Thanksgiving day and it seems that I'm becoming one of the very few who does. Opening the store at 5pm does not mean employes had the day with their families, anyone who has worked retail knows that entire day is dedicated to being prepared for those doors to open. To shop on Thanksgiving is to doom those that could have spend their day thankful with their families to a day of work supporting the base desire to have more stuff. Hey, I'm all for Christmas, presents, and capitalism, I'm just sad that it is at the expense of family and of being THANKFUL for what we already have. Last year I broke my vow, and though we got good deals, I didn't feel... wholesome, I suppose. I truly felt like I was supporting the wrong cause. So, whether I'm the last to support the idea of a day of thanks and not of commerce, I have to stand my ground. I take the pledge that no matter how good those deals, I will not shop on Thanksgiving day.
What about you all? Am I crazy? The lone voice of a fading age? Will you be shopping this Thanksgiving day?