Way back in the day when I was a child Thanksgiving was day to be thankful for the many blessing God has bestowed upon us. We got together with family and friends for a meal no matter how small it was.
Now it's hurry and eat so you can go make that huge sale at money hungry stores. Or maybe it's "sorry folks we are not having Thanksgiving dinner because I need to shop" Or even worse " You all eat without me. Kmart has a sale and I need to shop!"
I long for the days when Thanksgiving was quiet and the only stores that were open were markets in case you forgot something or you hope to find a turkey that isn't frozen because you forgot to take yours out of the freezer in time.
I think if there was a drastic reduction in shoppers on Thanksgiving stores wouldn't bother to open in the future. I'm sure most of the workers would rather be at home with their families instead of putting up with a lot of selfish and often rude customers.
It's so sad how money hungry, materialistic and selfish our society has become!