That is essentially what retailers have created. I thought this was supposed to help ease the stress and congestion of Black Friday. Let me tell you what it has done as I experienced it first hand. It was Black Friday, only on Thanksgiving, that's what it was! Hours of boredom and tedium followed by moments of sheer chaos and panic. These people behaved like a bunch of savages. I weep for humanity, I truly do. I was given the privilege of standing near the video games to clean up any mess and remove empty pallets to prevent slips, trips and falls.
The pallet with the X-Box display exploded and was evaporated in two minutes flat. They tore the display apart and threw it into the air. I watched all of this unfold from behind the crowd on a back wall. The associate who lifted the top off the pallet was basically mauled and disappeared in the melee. I spent the first part of the evening bored as hell looking for things to do. The second part of the evening was mostly spent breaking down cardboard displays and crushing them.
The few trips I made to the sales floor were to get more empty pallets and displays. There were plenty of emotional breakdowns by associates and management alike, as there always is. I get home and there is no pie. NO PIE!!! It's times like this that I think an impacting comet would be a good thing. Happy freaking Thanksgiving or should I say Black Thursday!