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Old 11-13-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Marc Paolella View Post
Why do people feel the need to make pronouncements of how other people should behave. Why not just live your life, do what you want, live up to your own standards, and stay out of others' business?

I think we have become a nation of busybodies. It's not attractive.

I wouldn't shop on Black Friday if all the items were free. I don't do lines or crowds. But I would never think to tell others to do this, and do that, and not shop, and not open, and not drive, and stop and celebrate and thank this entity and be grateful for this or that...

When did we all think it was OK to become controlling tyrants who need to impose our wills on all around us?

The topic title is "what do people think of black Friday sales on Thanksgiving?". I gave my opinion. Not sure what your beef is... I never said I want the government to make my opinion a law.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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The topic title is "what do people think of black Friday sales on Thanksgiving?". I gave my opinion. Not sure what your beef is... I never said I want the government to make my opinion a law.
I just read these words: "Nobody should be open until like 6 AM on Friday." It sounded more like an edict to me than an opinion. Maybe I'm just too sensitive...
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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People actually think they are getting the best deals possible during the xmas season but they arent. I worked in a hospital yrs ago & it was quiet (except for the emergency room) on t-giving day, xmas eve & day & new years eve & day & i liked it.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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What about restaurants being open on Christmas Eve? Do people have the same outrage at that?
I can't speak for where you live but by me most if not all restaurants are closed by 8PM on Christmas eve and the mall closes around 7PM on Christmas Eve.

This black friday issue is an issue because the employees are complaining. Like one poster said what used to be 5-6 AM Friday morning is now 8PM on Thanksgiving night..
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:25 AM
 
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Somebody make it stop!!! I used to love Christmas, but I honestly dread "the holidays" the way they have commercialized everything so badly, and declared war against the religious meaning of Christmas.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:32 AM
 
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Somebody make it stop!!! I used to love Christmas, but I honestly dread "the holidays" the way they have commercialized everything so badly, and declared war against the religious meaning of Christmas.
It's easy to ignore. Just stay home with a book by the fireplace.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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The videos that come out of this day are hilarious though people acting like animals for slightly cheaper stuff...


Black Friday Crowd Rushing into Urban Outfitters - YouTube


2011 BLACK FRIDAY COMPILATION - Fights, Riots, Crazy Americans - YouTube
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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It's easy to ignore. Just stay home with a book by the fireplace.
Fine by me if you can get my family to agree...
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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If someone is squished trying to jam into the doorway of a store (it happens somewhere every year) I do not want my tax money spent on police/firemen rescuing this Darwin Award nominee. Let the "free market" handle it and send the victim to a private healthcare facility. Hopefully the first responders will be eating turkey and watching football as any normal American should.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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If someone is squished trying to jam into the doorway of a store (it happens somewhere every year) I do not want my tax money spent on police/firemen rescuing this Darwin Award nominee. Let the "free market" handle it and send the victim to a private healthcare facility. Hopefully the first responders will be eating turkey and watching football as any normal American should.
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