MACY’S is causing a stir by deciding to join other retailers and open on Thanksgiving Night at 8pm. Thus far its only the New York City store thats confirmed, but there are rumors that Chicago may follow suit and who knows – maybe Columbus stores will join in the madness. Some shopping and holiday purists are in a snit.
I’ve never been a big BLACK FRIDAY shopper, and I’m certainly not a GRAY THURSDAY guy either (don’t know if thats a term, but you get my meaning). But here’s the deal. I like Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays, and yes – being with a large amount of family for an extended period of time CAN prove emotionally taxing. I can see where Black Friday shoppers wanting not only the “jump” on their holiday shopping but also the reprieve from family angst. But correct me if I’m wrong – that’s what BARS are for. So, go easy on MACY’S. They didn’t start the madness, they’re just going after their piece of it.