CNN reports that American consumerism triumphed over the Thanksgiving Holiday, with large volumes of shoppers finding more joy in greed than tradition as they stormed the stores on the national holiday.
As I read the story one line stood out.
“I don’t like that the hours are earlier. I think people should be able to be with their families on Thanksgiving,” said Kim Schaefer as she shopped for shoes at J.C. Penney.
I am not sure of the background of Kim Schaefer, and really it is not important. The fact that she can not piece the two opposite ends of her quandary into a logical way to treat Thanksgiving and those workers she seems so concerned for is just the most ridiculous comment I am sure to come across today.
Schaefer’s need to buy shoes was not known to her on Wednesday, nor could it wait a few days? She had to find her way to a store on Thanksgiving where workers were forced to come in and be away from their family and friends so she could purchase new footwear?
Yet she claims that she really wants those workers at home so they can enjoy the holiday! Did she ponder not being a part of the problem, and just stay away from the stores on Thanksgiving?
How obtuse is this woman?