I tend not to write about things that doesn’t involved football as it can be a Pandora’s box.
However, there is one thing that I have a problem with on this Thanksgiving that I need to talk about.
For the first time ever stores like Sears and Walmart are staying open on Thanksgiving to try and boost their sales for the holidays. I have a problem with that as Thanksgiving should be about family, and not shopping.
Don’t get me wrong there should be some stores open like gas stations and supermarkets as people do need gas to get to places and sometimes forget food. However, there is no good reason for a department store to be open on Thanksgiving.
We all know that Thanksgiving was created as a way to say thanks to the food that we have ,but thanks to businesses it is turning into a shopping holiday. The way it is going Thanksgiving is going to get turned into a shopping holiday.
I know that we live in a capitalist society and business can basically do what they want, but being open on Thanksgiving is going too far. The sad part is that many don’t care as long as they can save a few bucks in the process of shopping for Christmas.
That is the problem with our country. We have turned from a country filled with morals and ideals into a what have you done for me lately. Even pulling your car over to help a motorist in trouble is sacrilegious as god forbid it could be a trap.
In the end, hopefully I am wrong and this year turns out to be an aberration for it will be a sad day when Thanksgiving turns into a complete shopping holiday.