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Thanksgiving and shopping?!

Roxanna Garcia, middle, waits in line to purchase gifts at the Target store in Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 22, 2012. Target will open earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, at 8 p.m. (Associated Press)
Roxanna Garcia, middle, waits in line to purchase gifts at the Target store in Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 22, 2012. Target will open earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, at 8 p.m. (Associated Press)

I remember when the stores closed on Sunday (I was a child, yes), while a few drug stores and gas stations remained open “for an emergency,” my parents said. No emergency ever made its way into our family on Sunday.

And now…retailers are whining over anticipated lost profits because our national day of Thanksgiving is a bit tardy this year. So, come all ye consumers and spend, spend spend.

Ugh.

Protest, says Ellen Galinsky, co-founder and president of Families and Work Institute: stay home. Vote with your slippered feet and full belly and fireplace flickering light upon the faces you love. Time together offers a better return on one’s investment in relationships, serving a menu of love, worthy of one’s undivided attention. 

(S-R archive photo)




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