Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Well there you go.

It had to happen sooner or later and of course, Walmart had to be the one to do it.  Screw Thanksgiving and families spending quality time together!  There are credit cards to be maxed out.

Walmart is going to be open all day on Thanksgiving.  Anyone who knows me, knows my loathing for the Waltons and everything they have "brought" to our economy.  (If you're not familiar with my rant on this topic, let me know.  I'd be happy to share my views on the many ways Walmart sucks.)  Granted, I already hate the whole Black Friday concept, so this is just a cherry on top.  You would think that being a marketing major in college, I would embrace any new idea to make a buck, but because it tramples all over a holiday to give thanks to God for everything we are blessed with  - it just makes my skin crawl.  Here is a company where it's employees already have to have more than one job to make ends meet, and they are taking away the few hours they could have to spend with family and friends.

They fund studies on everything from the sex habits of spiders to what causes hair to fall out of a middle aged man's head.  I want a study done on what Walmart and other companies following their business model have done to this country and the people that live in it.  I promise the "middle America" that Walmart caters to are the same folks it is screwing over in the long run.


  1. In all fairness, I just read in the morning paper that Meijer, Sears and K-Mart are all open on Thanksgiving too. I hope they all don't get enough customers to justify being open, but I know that won't be the case. I'll just buy everything I can at Hobby Lobby, but not on any Sunday. They are closed every week. Old school, and I like it.