LETTER: Let families enjoy holidayTo the Telegram: OK people, here I am again with more of Jan’s rants. I heard the other day that at least three of our retailers are starting their “Black Friday” sales at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving evening.
To the Telegram:
OK people, here I am again with more of Jan’s rants. I heard the other day that at least three of our retailers are starting their “Black Friday” sales at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving evening.
What is this world coming to?
When God created it He intended Sunday to be a day of rest. Remember when there were no stores open on Sunday? We were able to actually spend time with our family.
Thanksgiving is a day of thanks and giving that we need to spend with our families to give thanks for the good and not dwell on the bad or be making out a shopping list or napping before going to work that evening.
These retailers keep taking away our holidays. People that indulge in alcohol that day and go out shopping at 8 p.m. will be pushier than ever.
Everything is so commercialized these days that family time doesn’t mean a thing. Many people will have kids or grandkids that won’t even be able to spend this day with their families as they will be working that evening and won’t have any travel time if they have to come from a distance.
It is mandatory now in many retail stores that every employee is commanded to work on Friday after Thanksgiving.
I wonder if they decline to work, how many of the stores will terminate their employment. I have heard that happens. So who of them is going to have to work on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?
With so much going on in this world now with war, crime and people dying right and left, I would like to have more time spent with family.
All of you retailers should be doing the same. I was told somebody wanted to buy a TV yesterday, and the store only had three and they were for Black Friday so they wouldn’t sell it to him. What’s with that?
I certainly hope you don’t extend your Christmas shopping hours. Let’s put “Christ” back into Christmas as He should be. Again, quit taking our holidays from us.