Last year, when Target announced that it would open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, a spokeswoman said that “Our guests (guests? Please!) want to shop following their Thanksgiving celebrations.” She implies that the customers’ desire to acquire stuff wherever and whenever they want supersedes the rights of the employees to have at least one day of quality family time.
This year Target is proposing to open at 8 p.m. As I asked the president of a major sporting goods chain years ago, “Isn’t there one day you don’t have to be chasing a buck?” I’ll add, for all potential Thanksgiving shoppers: “Isn’t there one day you don’t have to be shopping for stuff?”
Christopher Cooke-Yarborough, South Miami