We give thanks on Thanksgiving Day
for all we have but it is not enough
as by that night we need to go out
and buy, buy, buy more, more and more.
Retailers kicked off the Black Friday sales
many hours earlier this year,
with many stores staying
open on Thanksgiving Day.
Kmart has outdone them all announcing
it will be open 41 hours straight,
starting at 6am Thanksgiving Day.
Walmart will open their stores at 6pm Thanksgiving Day.
Their chief marketing director, said employees are
“really excited to work that day.”
Yeah I’ll just bet they are.
For you Thanksgiving shoppers
how would you like it if you could not be a shopper
but had to be a store worker on Thanksgiving?
Across the country, shoppers attacked
each other with knives and guns,
fighting for merchandise both
inside and outside the stores.
In Las Vegas a shopper was shot
as he carried the big television
he had just purchased home.
There was a fight over parking
at a Walmart in California.
Three people got into a fight in the parking lot
of a Walmart in Rialto, California
because shoppers were cutting in line.
At a Kohls in Chicago a police officer shot the driver
of a car that was dragging another officer
responding to a call of alleged shoplifting.
At a Walmart in West Virginia
a man “was slashed to the bone with a knife
after threatening another man with a gun
in an argument over a Walmart parking spot.”
There was fighting over televisions
at a Walmart in North Carolina
as a couple dozen people crowded around TVs
and began pushing each other around.
One man threw another man to the ground.
All this to supposedly buy for others (nod wink)
to celebrate the birth of Jesus the Prince of Peace.