So I was not sure what to title this thread at first or if it should be in this section or off topic. I decided to put it here because of the argumentative nature.
I just saw a news ad about some store (or restaurant) talking about being open on Christmas. Now I think this is ridiculous along with shopping on Christmas eve and thanksgiving morning and thanksgiving night.
I am getting tired of extending store hours because people are forgetful/lazy and do stuff at the last minute. Why do people buy uncooked turkeys on the morning of thanksgiving? Or go Christmas shopping thanksgiving night? Does anyone think of the strain this puts on the workers? They have a right to be with their families too. (I wish those wal-mart protesting strike was more successful then what it was to send a message.)
I feel there is no reason to start super sales on thanksgiving night, then I hear this ad about something being open on Christmas day...
First I think everyone can play a part by refusing to shop on these days so the companies see it would be unprofitable to be open at such times. You do not even need to write petitions or organize protesting, JUST DON'T SHOP on those days =/
Early Friday for black Friday is fine.. 5 or 6 am maybe... not all this 2 am 1 am nonsense.
Links to help people from other parts of the world to understand:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_F...%28shopping%29 (Black Friday info)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksg...ited_States%29 (Thanksgiving)In recent years, retailers have been trending towards opening on Black Thursday, occurring Thanksgiving evening. In 2011, Walmart began its holiday sale at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for the first time. In 2012, Walmart began its Black Friday sales at 8 p.m. the day before on Thanksgiving; stores that are normally open 24 hours a day on a regular basis started their sales at this time, while stores that do not have round-the-clock shopping hours opened at 8 p.m. Competitors Sears and Kmart will also be opening at 8 p.m. on Thursday night, while Target and Toys "R" Us will be opening at 9 p.m. Other retailers, such as Lord & Taylor are also opening on Thanksgiving for the first time.
A number of media sources began referring to this instead by the name Gray Thursday
In America it is common to have stores open 24/7, the only time they are not is thanksgiving day for some hours during the day and the whole day of Christmas. This thread was made from an Ad saying there was gonna be something opened on Christmas.