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Forum Post: black friday and christmas

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 6:16 p.m. EST by mdklanica (22) from New Braunfels, TX
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hey, i posted this on facebook first... (as a side note, i've been watching the protests from my home in texas... you make me proud to be american... and you make the world proud that there is an america... you are the america the world wants! i am so grateful to you for the work you are doing. dont let the opposition stop you!)

hey all, please spread the word that in order for thousands of retail and restaurant employees to enjoy the holidays, it is imperative that consumers refuse to give in to the hype surrounding Black Friday. Evidently, petitions have been circulating among employees, but we are really counting on you, the consumers, to stay away from any establishments that are open the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas. I understand that there may be deals to be had, but please (for the love of all that is good and holy!) stay away. You can rest assured that the deals will remain. but allowing large companies to turn our most important holidays into consumer craziness... well, shouldn't we draw a line somewhere? If you believe that being thankful for what you have is really important, I encourage you to stay away from the DEALS, and spend time with your loved ones instead, and know that you are allowing many of the working poor in this country to do the same. A sincerely Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you all! If you like this please (PLEASE! ) share it. Again, Thank you.