Forget shopping on Thanksgiving
I would like to comment on your editorial supporting early shopping on Thanksgiving. I feel stores should not open on Thanksgiving – let families have time together. It is bad enough when employees have to get up in the middle of the night so they can be to work at some God-awful hour on Black Friday.
My son and daughter-in-law have been in retail for about 25 years or more and they eat a really early Thanksgiving dinner and hopefully the turkey will make them sleepy so they can go to bed early in the evening as they have to be up at 2 a.m. so they can be at work to open the store at 4 a.m. and then not have enough customers to pay for the extra hours and help. They have not been able to spend Thanksgiving with family in all those years.
Why don't companies understand that people will shop when the store opens at their regular hours? What is the object of this Black Friday thing?
We all have lots to be thankful for here in the U.S.A., and early shopping is not one of them.