So as usual, I was on Twitter a lot during break and a lot of my friends mentioned something important: Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving. After all, Thanksgiving is all about…giving thanks, right? Well, that’s exactly what my friends argued.
As much as I enjoy all the deals and sales that Black Friday has to offer, I feel that it destroys what Thanksgiving is all about. We’re giving thanks for everything we have because there are so many others who don’t have as much as we have…and yet the next day, we beat other people just to buy something that costs $9.99 rather than $19.99. I also feel bad for the workers who work on Black Friday because it doesn’t seem as though they can get a break either. Stores would need employees to work double shifts and overtime just to compensate for all the customers who walk into the store. It sucks because I know that I’d want to go shopping and get everything I need for a low price, but at the same time, I’d want to give some space to the employees and give them a break as well.
Even though I feel this way, I’m still torn between who I want to do and what I should do.