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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:36 PM

Target is Closed today but will open at 9:00 pm. tonight! What?

I suppose this is convenient for that portion of the population that has something great to do on this holiday, that major retail outlets are closed all day today in observance of Thanksgiving.

But it's bullshit, IMO.

I suppose it's a nice thing to do for the millions who have a big family holiday plan.

It's not so much the fact that they are closed, however, that bothers me so much as the fact that they have so completely engineered the shopping frenzy known as "Black Friday" to have impacted the actual day of Thanksgiving itself.

Peace, everyone.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. They can't do it without greedy fools taking the cheese. If you have an ounce

of respect for the holiday or retail employees, you will stay home tonight. Let this Black Thursday night thing fail.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. Oh, thank god. I thought I'd have to wait until 10am tomorrow to buy a can opener.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:13 PM

3. Sometimes it's difficult to know whether sarcasm is intended :) - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:32 PM

5. If it makes you wonder, and think, then maybe that's better. :)

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:28 PM

4. At one place in time,

Target was a very Socially friendly Retailer,all be it in the early 60's,not any more. Their CEO a Ring Wing Nut Job,one of Bachman's funders,and major money bagger for the Minnesota GOP. Stopped doing business with this Sh*thole of a retailer years ago,this is just another W.ally World painted Red and White. Talk about labor hostility,this is one of the worst in the Midwest. At one time they actually had Union retail Clerks. How time has changed.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:33 PM

6. And their "Holiday Campaign" is the most annoying on TV. What were they thinking?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:36 PM

7. The liquor store is open until 4:45pm today.

Priorities.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:58 PM

8. And many shoppers are lined up at the door instead of being home with family

Many stores are doing this. It used to be 6am on Black Friday, then it was 5...then 4 and now we are here. Ridiculous.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:10 PM

13. William Wordsworth nailed it back in 1806:

 

"THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US; LATE AND SOON"

THE world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
The Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.

http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww317.html

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:44 PM

9. I simply cannot understand

Anyone who would go shopping today (other than food and liquor in the earlier part of the day).

Who eats a big meal and then feels like going shopping?

Is it immigrants who just see a day off and didn't celebrate with Thanksgiving dinner?

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Response to treestar (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:04 PM

10. Some of us don't have a big family or such things going on.

I had my turkey as a lunch meal at the facility for victims of dementia, my sister is hundreds of miles away.

I would go get some electronic gear I need but every authorized Apple dealer is closed today.

Tomorrow will be crazy.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:09 PM

11. I had an omelette. I'd like to get a new battery for my cell phone.

but nothing is open.

Who wants to be a slave to convention?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. How common is it?

I and everyone I know has had a big meal with family/friends late in the afternoon. Anecdotal evidence only, I realize. But it's obviously common enough for them to open the stores.

I hate shopping anyway, though, so you'd never find me shopping on Thanksgiving or the day after.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:06 PM

16. We were done with dinner by 5 pm

I'm not even full anymore and I'm not tired. I could go shopping tonight. In fact by not shopping I'm taking a chance that the pants I need to buy for my family won't be there tomorrow. I'm going to wait, but I will be disappointed if the clothes I need are not there.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:17 PM

14. necessity

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:02 PM

15. I can only hope the pants I need to buy for my son will be there tomorrow.

We plan on going shopping around 7 or 8 in the morning. Almost everyone in the family needs jeans.

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