A new tradition for Thanksgiving Day! UGH!
We didn't call the Friday after Thanksgiving "black Friday" at that time, but it was busy, busy, busy nonetheless.
I loved working at Macy's during the Christmas season and I loved all the people and it felt like Christmas to me to see so many Christmas shoppers. And the store was gloriously decorated for Christmas by late October or early November even in the 1970's.
I worked in downtown Augusta and the store windows seem to be in competition with each other to have the best Christmas display. It was wonderful. Of course it was the secular side of Christmas, but very traditional. No marshmallow time of the year in the winter for these retailers.
That brings me to the despicable trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. What's up with that? and now Thanksgiving Day is the busy day and black Friday is just another shopping day.
Both in Augusta and Macon, the reports are that parking lots were half full by midday on black Friday and crowds shopping were down. Everyone did their shopping on Thanksgiving Day.
How stupid is that. Why not let black Friday remain black Friday and have a day of rest on a major secular/relgious holiday on Thanksgiving Day.
Stop the world and let me off please!