If the current trend continues, Black Friday will be starting on Wednesday, which is why we have buttons like this:
[W]hat, only people in retail deserve a holiday, to spend time with their families?
What about that guy at 7-11, who makes sure you have coffee and gasoline to get to your big ol’ family gathering?
What about the pilot and flight attendants who make sure your family gets there on their flight? Or the people at the rent-a-car place when your family gets off the plane at 7am on Thanksgiving morning?
I was in the hotel business for many years, and guess what? Without us working on holidays, away from OUR families, YOUR family wouldn’t have anyplace to stay when they come to gather ’round the turkey at your house. They wouldn’t have wakeup calls or complimentary coffee in the lobby before they get to your house. Or anyplace to get a toothbrush because Aunt Gertrude forgot to pack hers.
I’m not going shopping until Saturday, not so much out of guilt, but because I have no desire to endure what will likely be indistinguishable from a dress rehearsal for the Zombie Apocalypse. But maybe that’s just me.