Friday, November 12, 2010

Crossed the line.



When I worked in retail, my Thanksgiving holidays were always a bit "sad". I knew I'd have to be rested and ready to open the store at 6am for those Early Bird Specials. As much as I dreaded it, it was at least doable. Now days, stores are opening on "Black Friday" earlier and earlier....I've seen advertisements for 4am openings.

But this takes the cake. OPEN ON THANKSGIVING! Is nothing sacred anymore? I lost some respect for Old Navy on this one. I believe they are under the impression: Open and they will come. I urge you to resist the temptation for screaming deals on fleece and denim. Wait until the civilized hour of 4am on Friday. Instead, spend Thanksgiving hanging out with those you love, or at least can tolerate. Trust me. You will remember those moments for a much longer time than the $2 Hoodie your scored while your turkey charred in the oven.

2 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

I agree - that's a bit aggressive. Who could go shopping in the turkey coma/hangover, anyway? =)

Thank you for the pointer to my letter in today's paper. I haven't found it on the Review's website, so will look for a print version. I am glad they printed it - I wondered if they would!

Butlers said...

Well, I say forego the insanity and come to the Indie Banditas Bazaar on Black Friday!~