WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Beginning next year, Thanksgiving Day will no longer be on a Thursday. It will be on a Wednesday. That is, if Democrats can have their way.
Democratic lawmakers are proposing a new law that would reschedule one of the major U.S. holidays to better coincide with the various shopping ‘sale’ days attached to Thanksgiving week.
“Everything seems to be shifting a day earlier,” Senator Harry Reid said. “Black Friday now starts on Thursday, Small Business Shopping Saturday now begins on Friday, and Cyber Monday now kicks off on Sunday.”
“It therefore makes sense to move Thanksgiving Day from Thursday to Wednesday,” Reid said.
For many, it would mean a 5-day holiday weekend that starts Wednesday.
If passed, the new law would also mean that there will be no stock trading on Wall Street for a full three days on Thanksgiving week, starting on Wednesday.
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.
San Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – If your favorite retail store ran out of the $119 60-inch screen TV you wanted to buy at today’s Black Friday sale, don’t despair. You can get them next Friday, December 5!
The National Association of Big Box Retailers (NABBR), in an emergency meeting in San Francisco this evening, decided to hold another Black Friday sale next weekend. Retail chains like Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Best Buy and Toys R Us were so overwhelmed by the success of today’s Black Friday sale that they could not pass up the opportunity to rake in more profits before the end of this fiscal year.
The NABBR attributed this year’s success to media coverage of shoppers creating a mayhem as retail stores opened their doors last night and today to thousands of discount-hungry customers.
This comes as an especially great news for East Bay residents who could not travel to San Francisco to do their shopping today because of a major disruption of BART train service from Oakland. BART trains were unable to cross the transbay tube because protesters practically shut down the West Oakland station. They were protesting the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black kid.
Also, Missouri protesters Friday turned their anger over the police shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown on the St. Louis Galleria Mall, forcing the mall to shut down temporarily on the busiest shopping day of the year. There was also a protest march outside Macy’s Herald Square store in New York.
The Adobo Chronicles also learned that shopping malls will be open for 24 hours starting at midnight on December 4 until 11:59 p.m. December 5. “We don’t want to be left out in all of this,” said the manager of Macy’s San Francisco on Union Square.