But. But. But. What Happened to Thanksgiving?


I love Black Friday.

LOVE it.

I am a cheap bitch and I appreciate a good deal like you don't EVEN know.  I enjoy the "thrill of the hunt" when it comes to shopping and I live for the hype of Black Friday.  Hands down, one of my very favorite days of the year.  No lie.

This year, though?

I'm not happy.

At all.


It's called Black Friday.  That means those deals we go and push and shove and elbow and act all crazy over should happen on FRIDAY.  Last year Walmart started their sale at 10:00.  Okay.  Not great or anything but, meh, it was okay.  At least the kids were in bed and all, right?  This year they are starting at 8:00 Thanksgiving night.  8:00!  That's not okay, ya'll.

I'm so beyond irritated about this.

It's like our commercialism has moved to the point that we're infringing on the one holiday that we've been able to commercialize the least.  Thanksgiving is family and food and football with the centerpiece of the whole thing being able to enjoy the people we love the most in the world.  And now greed and consumerism is taking over that?  Um, no.  Hell no.

My mom and I have been doing Black Friday shopping for years (though last year I was in Dallas and went with a friend).  Just two or three years ago, the stores were opening at 5:00 and 6:00 in the morning.  I can remember the first year Kohl's and Penney's opened at 4:00 and people were all "bitch please."  Apparently we didn't "bitch please" enough because now we've moved the time up by eight hours and you know what?  It's just not okay.

I still plan on Black Friday shopping this year but I WON'T be there at 8:00 and I WON'T let it infringe one me enjoying the holiday with my family.
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