Working in the retail business is something everyone should experience to have "walked a mile" in someone else's shoes. Same can be said about being a server in a restaurant, or any service business. You get to see it all, and like you did yesterday at the price of missing out on your own family and celebrations. My daughter in Law is an RN so has shifts on the holidays, and goes from joy and happiness to caring for those who may not see tomorrow. They try to divvy the days up, so you do get your primary day, but duty calls, hospitals work 24/7 365 days a year.
Last year they had in incident at the Walmart near us where a shopper camping for days, got into a fight and maced someone, so this year they limited the number of campers. It was a woman, not even men fighting. No way is there anything, anyone sells that would make me camp out for days on a cement sidewalk, just to get 50% off, or not have to wait a few weeks for it. People can act like complete and total idiots, only because those people in a frenzy over a game or doll, are idiots. If the stores were smart, nobody would get to fight over stripping the racks, of the things they know will drawn a frenzy, It should be a lottery or drawing on those items, anything but a "free for all" and panic.
I am all for those who want to get into the Christmas tradition of shopping, but not like that. They seem to enjoy this day for shopping and finding good deals. Humanity is not all gone so don't use them as your yardstick. Hard not to when last year we saw video of people stealing outside Christmas decorations off a house that was one of those totally outdone houses, everyone goes to see.
So with that said, I can wait to take a little Christmas light drive this year and get into the mood.
No Pie, that is criminal you were not saved a piece!
I read something I though was amazing on a neighbors facebook, who works at a local CoCo's. If you do not know about them they are a chain restaurant known for pies and deserts. Her daughter had to work a 12 hours day wens, because she had to help box up 2000 pies. Wow, that is a lot of pies for only one location, imagine how many pies got sold for Thanksgiving.