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2013-11-27 09:59:40 AM  
It could be called Buy Nothing Day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ4f_lgdYz8
 
2013-11-27 10:19:09 AM  
I'm going to kick ass an chew bubblegum.
 
2013-11-27 10:30:41 AM  
Don't shop on Thanksgiving, people. In fact, if I could, I would return everything I didn't want for Christmas the previous year on Thanksgiving, just as a big f*ck you to the bottom line.

/has stock in retail companies
//doesn't care
 
2013-11-27 10:35:13 AM  
What about stores that are just normally open on Thanksgiving?
 
2013-11-27 10:35:34 AM  
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2013-11-27 10:36:12 AM  
I don't know. Gives you an excuse to get the fark away from your in-laws. So it's not all bad
 
2013-11-27 10:36:20 AM  
Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.
 
2013-11-27 10:36:25 AM  
When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?
 
2013-11-27 10:37:03 AM  
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2013-11-27 10:37:38 AM  

Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?


Buying consumer garbage that people don't actually want isn't "being productive"
 
2013-11-27 10:38:20 AM  
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2013-11-27 10:38:21 AM  

ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.


Shutter the homeless shelters and food kitchens, lock up the grocery stores and gas stations. Close down the highways and turnpikes. Turn off the power grid and cut the natural gas supply. We have Thanks to be Givign, DAMMIT!
 
2013-11-27 10:39:15 AM  

ikanreed: Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?

Buying consumer garbage that people don't actually want isn't "being productive"


That's, like, just your opinion, man. Personally, I prefer to live in the modern developed world, but feel free to go live in a cabin in the woods by yourself, though. I'm totally cool with that
 
2013-11-27 10:40:05 AM  

ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.


thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.
 
2013-11-27 10:40:37 AM  
I worked in a grocery store while finishing up High School.

We were open every single day.

We might have been so hung over that we couldn't see straight, but we were open.

We always tried to work it out so that the folks with kids were off on the child centered holidays like Christmas and the younger folks were off on the party centered holidays like New Years.
 
2013-11-27 10:41:08 AM  
The only place that should be open on Thanksgiving is Denny's.
 
2013-11-27 10:41:43 AM  

DarnoKonrad: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.


We should legislate it so that everyone is forced to follow your religious beliefs
 
2013-11-27 10:41:46 AM  

DarnoKonrad: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.


256??
 
2013-11-27 10:41:59 AM  
When 40% of annual retail sales (the number provided by the Retail Federation of America) are geared toward a single day -- Christmas -- you know you have a pretty messed up culture and economy.  A single day, and everything that goes with it, can make or break a business.
 
2013-11-27 10:42:09 AM  

Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?



It's not; it is suppose to be a day in which we relax with our loved ones and be thankful for what we have. This black friday garbage is just a punch in the face to that very idea. F$*# your family, f@$# that guy who's not you; go buy, there's deals to be had. What else is there?

I will shop online (I like deals just as much as the next guy) but I absolutely would be OK with my orders not being processed until Cyber Monday because I don't need anything right now and people should be encouraged to slow down and appreciate things during the holidays.
 
2013-11-27 10:42:36 AM  
Do I have to boycott Amazon? Because I do 100% of my holiday shopping there.
 
2013-11-27 10:42:40 AM  

Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?


Why not allow your employees to enjoy their families on long standing family holidays and just take orders on your website?
 
2013-11-27 10:43:34 AM  
No. of Christmas presents I'll buy this year: 0
No. of Christmas presents I bought last year: 0
No. of Christmas presents I bought the year before that: 0
No. of Christmas presents I bought the year before that: 0
No. of Christmas presents I bought the year before that: 0, etc...

Unless and until I or a close family member has young kids again, I don't intend to buy any Christmas presents ever.

A "Merry Christmas" and an invitation to dinner and drinks is all anyone can expect from me.
 
2013-11-27 10:44:48 AM  

Lost Thought 00: DarnoKonrad: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.

We should legislate it so that everyone is forced to follow your religious beliefs



I would, but it has nothing to do with religion.  It has to do with moving  forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!
 
2013-11-27 10:45:04 AM  
As a former corporate retail employee, fark the stores that choose to be open, and fark the people who scatter out in droves to purchase useless crap on black friday OR boxing day.

You're just being fooled anyways. That amazing "low price" you're being offered is still well above profit margin and nowhere near the actual value of the item. Don't be suckered like the mindless cattle they want you to be.

Spend some quality time with your family. That's the true bargain with a limited time offer.
 
kab
2013-11-27 10:45:32 AM  
The only real reason to go shopping on Black Friday is to troll the shiat out of other shoppers.   Other than that?  Nope.  Not happening.

Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?


I am being productive, by relaxing, buying nothing, getting the most out of my leisure time and hanging out with family.   Stop thinking of productivity in mere financial terms, and you will find yourself smiling a lot more.
 
2013-11-27 10:45:34 AM  

BullBearMS: Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?

Why not allow your employees to enjoy their families on long standing family holidays and just take orders on your website?


Because everyone knows that retail employees are lazy bottom feeders that did nothing to advance in their life and don't deserve anytime to relax.
 
2013-11-27 10:47:36 AM  

DarnoKonrad: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.


Jews have it on Saturday.

/Shomer Shabbos!
 
2013-11-27 10:47:52 AM  

RussianPooper: [www.peterfrase.com image 597x335]


"Sleep 8 hours, Work 8 hours, Play 8 hours."

Hold on, that's pretty good advice!
 
2013-11-27 10:48:26 AM  
They got this here depression going on in the US.     We are just going to buy heating oil and bulk rice and beans.
 
2013-11-27 10:48:39 AM  
I figure that if you want to preserve the sanctity of a day, for whatever reason, then do so.  Don't go shopping.

if enough people believe the way you do, and don't go, then places will lose money paying employees to be there with no consumers.

But, don't whine about losing the glory and values of your perfect day, while you stand outside the store fighting for your spot in line.

If you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
 
2013-11-27 10:49:04 AM  

Lost Thought 00: ikanreed: Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?

Buying consumer garbage that people don't actually want isn't "being productive"

That's, like, just your opinion, man. Personally, I prefer to live in the modern developed world, but feel free to go live in

a cabin in the woods by yourself, though. I'm totally cool with that

What's with death threats? There's no need for that just agree to disagree.

/a bit O' snark.
 
2013-11-27 10:49:32 AM  

MindStalker: RussianPooper: [www.peterfrase.com image 597x335]

"Sleep 8 hours, Work 8 hours, Play 8 hours."

Hold on, that's pretty good advice!


Yeah, if you're a slacker. People who play eight hours obviously never want to succeed in life. Sleep six, work eighteen.
 
2013-11-27 10:50:21 AM  

DarnoKonrad: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.


I have an idea.  Hire non-Christians to work on Christmas.
 
2013-11-27 10:50:25 AM  
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2013-11-27 10:51:00 AM  

RussianPooper: DarnoKonrad: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.

Jews have it on Saturday.

/Shomer Shabbos!



Semitic/Semantic. . . The end of the week.
 
2013-11-27 10:52:01 AM  
Of course I'm not going out.
I don't drink and drive.
 
2013-11-27 10:52:17 AM  

Lost Thought 00: What about stores that are just normally open on Thanksgiving?


Those we burn to the ground.
 
2013-11-27 10:52:27 AM  

Lost Thought 00: That's, like, just your opinion, man. Personally, I prefer to live in the modern developed world, but feel free to go live in a cabin in the woods by yourself, though. I'm totally cool with that


Because there is nothing between being a consumer whore or living in a cave. I think you just proved ikanreed's point. You're so brainwashed that you think non-stop consumerism is just the "modern developed world" and not a symptom of something wrong with us. Because it is. Overconsumption of anything is not a sign of good mental health. People are so doped up on advertising they can't even think for themselves. They're nothing but CONSUMERS.
 
2013-11-27 10:54:56 AM  
I remember working a shift on Thanksgiving at Books-a-million. We did not get a single farking customer during the entire time we were open, but we did get several dozen calls of 'Hey, are you open? Why are you open? Awesome, I'll totally come down there! (and then they never show up)'. I'm curious, at what point will it occur to these people that the reason we're open on Thanksgiving is that farktards like them keep calling in and so much as hinting that we'll totally get business on a holiday. I couldn't understand why the corporate screw jobs who ordered us to be open don't understand that restaurants and movie theatres are the only folks who really make any money on Thanksgiving day. They outright admitted to us that the cost of opening the store and paying us to work that day weren't worth it!


The fact that both corporate and our own managers intended to only schedule us for 6-1/2 hours (working 7+ hours on a holiday means you get one vacation day) only pissed off everyone who was scheduled for that day. Luckily we had the fat stoner manager who made sure we got just enough time for guaranteed vacation.


To end my rambling: fark RETAIL, and fark ANYONE WHO SHOPS ON THANKSGIVING. I'm so glad I quit that farking job once my college hours got too busy for both work and school. The best part about being an engineer is not having to deal with the goddamned public.
 
2013-11-27 10:55:36 AM  

UberDave: I'm going to kick ass an chew bubblegum.


And you're all out of bubblegum.
 
2013-11-27 10:55:37 AM  

bikerbob59: DarnoKonrad: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

thanksgiving is bad enough, but then there's the poor SOBs who work on Christmas.  Jews had it right with Sunday.  Now it's 24/7/256 non stop.  It's just insanity with no end goal or reflection.

256??


We're not giving up our 15 weeks vacation. That would be crazy.
 
2013-11-27 10:55:40 AM  

Lost Thought 00: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

Shutter the homeless shelters and food kitchens, lock up the grocery stores and gas stations. Close down the highways and turnpikes. Turn off the power grid and cut the natural gas supply. We have Thanks to be Givign, DAMMIT!


Hmm, it's almost as if some of those affect safety.  Or security.  Huh.  Moron.
 
2013-11-27 10:55:44 AM  
I'm still trying to grasp the idea that Americans have money to shop in the first place.
 
2013-11-27 10:55:48 AM  
How about guess the fluck what, I'm going to do whatever the hell I want.  I'm the god damned market and you can shove it up your ass if you don't like my buying habits or trends!
 
2013-11-27 10:55:52 AM  

Lost Thought 00: When did thanksgiving turn into a religious festival in which financial transactions are forbidden? Aside from eating and watching football, why not be productive?


It is mainly the workers you hear complaining.  All of the shoppers love it.
 
2013-11-27 10:56:15 AM  

cryinoutloud: Lost Thought 00: That's, like, just your opinion, man. Personally, I prefer to live in the modern developed world, but feel free to go live in a cabin in the woods by yourself, though. I'm totally cool with that

Because there is nothing between being a consumer whore or living in a cave. I think you just proved ikanreed's point. You're so brainwashed that you think non-stop consumerism is just the "modern developed world" and not a symptom of something wrong with us. Because it is. Overconsumption of anything is not a sign of good mental health. People are so doped up on advertising they can't even think for themselves. They're nothing but CONSUMERS.


Eating a massive, unnecessary feast, all of which was purchased from a store, seems like the ultimate expression of capitulation to Consumer ideals, not a rejection of them.
 
2013-11-27 10:56:35 AM  

BullBearMS: I worked in a grocery store while finishing up High School.

We were open every single day.

We might have been so hung over that we couldn't see straight, but we were open.

We always tried to work it out so that the folks with kids were off on the child centered holidays like Christmas and the younger folks were off on the party centered holidays like New Years.


That's the real injustice.  People without kids are somehow are constantly asked to cover for those who have kids.  Whether it's paying taxes or staying at work while some parent has to take care of their personal lives, it's always the childless who have to cover the slack.

Hey, if you can't afford the time and money to raise your own child, maybe you should have thought of that before bringing one into this world.  Yeah, I'm very sorry for your kid.  You want me to think of the children?  Okay, how about putting them in a freakin' orphanage where they can be taken care of properly so you can get back to work?
 
2013-11-27 10:56:39 AM  

netcentric: They got this here depression going on in the US.     We are just going to buy heating oil and bulk rice and beans.


Well, you got to do for you and yours
 
2013-11-27 10:56:53 AM  

ikanreed: Lost Thought 00: ikanreed: Doesn't go far enough.  Anyone(but especially retailers) who brings non-safety/security related employees on thanksgiving deserves to be burned to the ground.

Shutter the homeless shelters and food kitchens, lock up the grocery stores and gas stations. Close down the highways and turnpikes. Turn off the power grid and cut the natural gas supply. We have Thanks to be Givign, DAMMIT!

Hmm, it's almost as if some of those affect safety.  Or security.  Huh.  Moron.


A loophole you could drive a MAC Truck through
 
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