MILPITAS, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – There was a time on Thanksgiving evening that the vast parking lot at The Great Mall in Milpitas, California would be eerily deserted, except for the one directly across from the movie theaters. But Thanksgiving Day 2015 was different. There was not a single parking spot left by 8pm.
This scenario played over and over in shopping malls across the U.S. as retailers experimented on opening their stores early Thanksgiving evening and not wait for the traditional Black Friday to sell their discounted merchandise.
It was a huge success and proved that Americans don’t really care about Thanksgiving or what it means.
As cash registers rang and rang all evening Thursday and into the early morning on Friday, a consensus among shopping malls, department and box stores has formed: consumers will now expect two days of black shopping next year and every year.
In America, there’s so much to be thankful for. Thankful for what you have in the year just passed, and thankful for the things that you buy on Black Thursday and Black Friday this year. It’s an unending cycle.
Perhaps we should pardon all turkeys every year and just focus the celebration on shopping and more shopping.