Today is the best day to buy something for everyone that's yourself this holiday season..
By decree of Best Buy and Old Navy, Thanksgiving Day will be shorted by six hours for the zealous Christmas shopper that will never know the self-satisfaction of discovering your own resourcefulness by purchasing all gifts for other people on December 24th . And well someone call the law but not everyone is happy about the ever encroaching fog of the holiday shopping season. The "ahhhhhhh our families will hate us" side and "we have a right to shop when we want to" side have legitimate arguments that require no additional thought by either of us today. But I do have musings.. and I know how good it feels to share a musing after you just slaved over a hot stove...
-The intrepid Elkhart Pizza Hut manager that was fired for keeping his store closed on Thanksgiving has been given his job back. The head pizza guy or people in corporate pizza land released a statement that said "We fully respect an employee's right to not work on a holiday, which is why the vast majority of Pizza Huts in America are closed on Thanksgiving." Basically, the local store forced 28 year old Tony Rohr to resign after the ten year company veteran refused to call upon his employees to help reenact the pilgrims and indians shared feast of dinner box and wing street. (By the way, this story was found while googling "Downtown Indianapolis Pizza Delivery Open Thanksgiving." There are mixed emotions).
-On the other side of the coin and the world, Holly Cassiano is keeping her Sears store in New Hampshire closed today in defiance of franchise orders. She's sent a bunch of letters to the Sears people explaining her "insolence" but the corporate office hasn't responded. Ever played "moon man" in a Sears box in New Hampshire? No? Looks like you'll have to wait until Black Friday. Thanks a lot, Holly.
Annnnny how, we're now full bull rush into the holiday season. You'll enjoy this. It helps dilute the cynicism, if there is any.
See you in 2014.