Black Friday has quickly become a yearly tradition in modern America. In fact, it's becoming so popular that it's even beginning to take over part of Thanksgiving. And I'll admit, I love Black Friday shopping, too. It's really fun to go out with friends and family and get amazing deals on things you would normally feel wary about buying. That said, I do think the shopping needs to be reserved for Friday.
Thursday should be solely dedicated to Thanksgiving. We shouldn't infiltrate a day designed for us to be grateful with shopping for on-sale material items. While it's fun to go Black Friday shopping, it can definitely wait until after the holiday is over.
After all, Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time spent with family, and Black Friday can sometimes make us forget about that.
If we're worried about the deals we're going to get or the stores we're going to go to, it definitely makes being thankful for what we already have a lot harder.
And not only is it unfair to us and our families, but it takes away store employees' time with their families, too. If we want Black Friday shopping to start early, that means people are going to have to work then, too, which is a little bit unfair to them. We shouldn't let our desire for good deals take away someone else's time with their family. And if we're being honest, dealing with customers on Black Friday is probably a nightmare in and of itself.
So, although Black Friday shopping can be fun and exciting, I think it should be something that's just reserved for Friday. Thanksgiving should be spent in gratitude, surrounded by friends and family, and starting Black Friday early can cause us to forget about that. Instead, we should spend Thanksgiving as it is meant to be, with our focus on what we already have right in front of us.