Those in the know (and that’s us) say tomorrow is the official start of the Holiday Season. Officially, maybe, unofficially, I try to bring a little holiday into every day. One thing for certain the day after tomorrow will officially begin the madness.
Thanksgiving is this nation’s chow-down festival. You could almost be considered unpatriotic if you don’t consume at least a little turkey, and pumpkin pie. But just think, all across our great country tomorrow, people will sit down together to enjoy a family meal at the same time … and that would be at halftime.
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As for Black Friday, they could pick a better name. I don’t have one, but talking to a couple of shoppers who rise before dawn to, as they say, “hit the doors early” (I hope they’re unlocked), one told me she relates herself to a Thanksgiving turkey. “Every year it’s like being jammed into a small space and stuffed.”
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If you plan on doing some of your shopping at Walmart or Target there will be enough discourteous shoppers to go around. But if a salesperson (Walmart calls them associates) seems a little disgruntled go easy on them. Seems, at least at Walmart stores around country, they were given little choice or notice that they would be working on Thanksgiving. You see Walmart, Target and Sears all plan to open at 8 p.m. tomorrow instead of early morning on Friday. If it weren’t for the football games on TV, I would bet with these earlier-every-year openings they would eventually just cancel Thanksgiving...