Thanksgiving or Stuff-Taking?!

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Thanksgiving, a day of giving thanks for the wonderful things you have in your life.  It’s also a day when people punch each other and attack one another over a pillow or an extra set of cookware.  It has always amazed me at the way some people act on Black Friday.  Fighting one another over something that they could probably buy on any regular day for just a few dollars more.  I think a lot of it is the idea of Black Friday shopping, it’s almost a high for some people.  I have always said that there is absolutely nothing at any store that would make me act that way.  Violence is never the answer, especially not when it comes to who gets a TV or bundle of clothes.

As each of you set out today to do some shopping I ask that you be kind.  Last night I went to Walmart, and I gave up a set of sheets to an older lady who couldn’t seem to find the size and color she was looking for.  I already had a set in another color, so I was more than happy to give away the extra set that I know I didn’t really need.  I also made sure to thank my cashier, and just be nice in general.  I let people in front of me and passed a smile along to anyone I could.  I’ve worked retail before and this is a very stressful time of year for store employees.  Please be kind to everyone you come in contact with today.  Smile, be polite, say please and thank you, and don’t forget the true reason for this holiday (technically yesterday)…to be thankful for what you already have so don’t murder each other over something that you simply NEED.  I’ve Black Friday shopped for several years and actually being nice to employees will typically get you more help if you’re looking for or needing something.  Have a wonderful day, keep a calm demeanor, and be kind to each other.

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