November 25, 2011. Day After Thanksgiving.
Dear Black Friday & the World Economy: I will not be shopping today — I hope you understand. Yes, I am hopeful that the economy will improve, and I am hopeful that retailers will have a profitable holiday season. I’m well aware that real people need their jobs, and real people work in retail & manufacturing. However, the frenzy created by promotions to shop on Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving night, and Black Friday appalls me.
Wine Before Five is all about savoring the moment: and that moment – this weekend – is about gratitude, family, friends, and making memories together. Yes, we will celebrate Christmas, and we will wish our Jewish friends a most Happy Hanukkah, but no, we will not contribute to the madness of slighting Thanksgiving to do so.