A department store employee was helping frantic customers on Thanksgiving Day (Black Friday came on a Thursday this year). One upset woman confronted him.
"You shouldn't be open on Thanksgiving Day!"
Um, thinks employee.
"If you weren't open I wouldn't have to be here!"
"I could be at home, having dinner with my family!"
Um, wonders this writer.
It never occurred to me that people believe that Black Friday Events must be attended. Is it because of that kind of mindset that many people think Christmas is so commercial? Um. Just in case this changes anyone--YOU HAVE THE POWER IN YOU! Yes, indeed. You can CHOOSE not to go to sales events. You can CHOOSE to have a simpler Christmas. We do, have for years. Anyone have some tips for a less-commercialized Christmas? Share them!