As we approach the Thanksgiving Day, Americans are also bracing for the greatest yearly sale where shoppers throng into stores to grab the deals. It seems paradoxical where one day we set aside to express gratefulness for all the blessings and then dashing towards the aisles soon after. Apparently, Black Friday seems to have its share of takers prompting more retailers to start the Black Friday deals to attract shoppers. Over the recent past, a newer trend is catching on, where the deals are offered on Thanksgiving night to cope with surging demand.
Having an insatiable craving for “more,” we have forgotten the value that we once had for these observances. With the increasing number of holidays being spent away from the family get together, we are allowing ourselves to be robbed of quality time. For some, it may be irresistible to skip shopping on Thanksgiving night for saving a few extra dollars on commercial wares. Who wouldn’t? Especially when you can beat the Black Friday rush? The average consumers may enjoy a portion of the holiday before the urge to shop sets in. But, the retail employees aren’t that lucky. These labors grind late into the Thanksgiving night leaving behind their festivities sooner. In 2014 alone there was a surge in petitioners who sought a change in the Black Friday habits through change.org All those who opposed the trend were those who felt Thanksgiving was the time where people should mingle with families rather than devoting to work.