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Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:03 AM

"i am SO thankful that you can't be with your family today"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:39 AM

1. Great cartoon

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:57 AM

2. How about thanking the essential employees who still have to work today.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 11:49 AM

4. I do thank the essential workers who work holidays.

My mom was a nurse so there were many holidays where she couldn't be there or we had to celebrate on a different day. So I do understand the sacrifices made by people who work in those essential jobs. But there was some comfort in knowing that what she was doing was important and had to be done.

But I am disgusted that we now expect that sacrifice just so someone can catch a great sale and a ceo can make an extra buck.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 11:44 AM

3. The person shopping isn't with her family, either.

Seems like everyone is losing out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 11:53 AM

5. that is so fucking perfect

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 11:55 AM

6. Be a Decent Human Being and Donít Go Shopping on Thanksgiving

 

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Response to Derek V (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:14 PM

9. I'm going to a local restaurant in a bit, since I have no family to spend the day with.

I'm guessing I'm not the only one in that situation, but would like to say I'm thankful for the restaurant staff who will serve me with a smile and wish me a Happy Thanksgiving. I won't be doing any Black Friday shopping tomorrow, since money's tight and I'm now, well, pretty much alone. Like to think of myself as a decent human being, though, and while I appreciate your post, sometimes circumstances, when they change, dictate our decisions and actions.

BTW, welcome to DU. Glad to have you on board, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:00 PM

7. I was forced to go to walmart today. That's the kinda' bad news. The good news is..

 

...my Uncle HAS to have whipped cream on his pie and it was on sale for 2 bucks, so they didn't get much profit from me. That's my spending (and crime) for today.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:02 PM

8. I couldn't believe the newspaper this morning -- 3/4's of it were ads... it was like a paper brick!


I hope the shopping addiction helps the country get moving, but really, it should all be tempered with a little kindness towards retail and low-wage earners who could use the family time. Especially this year.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:16 PM

10. i went into one of these stores yesterday (wednesday) to pay a bill

and this nice, little, old lady who helped me said she had to work on thanksgiving and she has family coming in.

all these employees being held hostage (if they want to keep their jobs they have to do what they're told and show up for work today. it's so sad and so wrong)

there is no way in hell i would go shopping today and contribute to this crap

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 12:44 PM

11. There is only one thing that will put a stop to this:

Avoid shopping today. Only empty stores will get the message across. Corporate greed responds to only one thing: $$$$$$$$$

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Response to Brigid (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 05:39 PM

12. greed and materialism will always trump family

always

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