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Old 12-26-2006, 07:46 PM   #51
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GB - what a great concept when the owners "sell" the shop to those who want to work weekends and they get to keep the profits - I LOVE IT!!!!!
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:47 PM   #52
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GB - what a wonderful post. So many of your thoughts are mine exactly. You just said them better. : )
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:57 PM   #53
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But this case is about something privately owned...not something that is public, like say...the nation.
But what we are talking about (or at least were before I climbed up on my soapbox, sorry Mudbug!!!) is grocery stores being open on Christmas. These stores are not something public. They are just like the store I am talking about.


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and at the risk of earning a smack...I didn't think there were any jews in Boston.... please pardon my political incorrectness....
Are you being facetious? If so then
If you were being serious then let me educate you. Boston has one of the largest Jewish populations in the US.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:02 PM   #54
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Kitchenelf it really is a cool idea. I wish I remembered the name of the shop. Someone more familiar with Boston may know the name. I think it is on Milk St, but I could be wrong.

Breezy I am not sure how well I am expressing if. I fear I am coming across as a bah humbug, but hopefully not.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:08 PM   #55
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I resolved not to post in this thread again, but since we are approaching the season of broken resolutions, I will speak plainly.

Some of the posts seem to imply that if the owners of a business choose to close on Christmas, they are infringing on the rights of others in a way that smacks of religious persecution.

Nonsense.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:09 PM   #56
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No - you're definitely NOT coming across as a "bah humbug" GB.

My feelings about whether stores are open or not on "federal/bank/religious" holidays is that it should be up to the people involved. Period. Not just based on the majority. Basing everything on the majority is, & this is just MY opinion, a very small-minded (& sometimes dangerous) way of looking at things.

(And no, to get this out of the way ahead of time, I'm not sniping at you Vera - lol!!!)
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:33 PM   #57
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I did not mean to insult anyone. I truly am very sorry if anything that I said made anyone feel uncomfortable or insult them. That was not my intention at all. I apologize to anyone who feels that way because of what I posted.

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GB~ You definatley are not coming across as a bah-humbug. You have your own opinions and beliefs, as does everyone.

I too agree that this thread has been a great way for everyone to expresstheir opinions on something other than cooking. An added bonus you might say...
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:07 PM   #59
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That is what I love about this site. Ideas on both sides of the fence being put out there and discussed in an honest and respectful way.
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I resolved not to post in this thread again, but since we are approaching the season of broken resolutions, I will speak plainly.

Some of the posts seem to imply that if the owners of a business choose to close on Christmas, they are infringing on the rights of others in a way that smacks of religious persecution.

Nonsense.
I don't know that religious persecution was being implied, although maybe religious ignorance was. Maybe before you rush to pronounce it all "nonsense" you might try putting the shoe on the other foot and try imagining how inconvenienced you'd feel if stores were to remain closed for another religion's major holiday, a holiday that meant zippo to you?

Some of this mania (shops open every day -- which they're still not) is creeping over to us in Greece, but meeting a great deal of resistance. My personal objection is just the bowing to the Gods of commercialism. No-one "needs" a shop open every single day of the week! (there are obvious exceptions to this -- I'm talking shops per se, not hospitals, not pharmacies, not life-or-death-related businesses or institutions.)

[Kitchenelf, since you love the idea of selling the shop to the employees: did you know that Jews have these ways of working around religous prohibitions down to an art form, far more developed than any other religion? The selling of the shop is just the tip of the iceberg! (Just finished reading the most fascinating book on this, called "The Shabbat Elevator" (Alan Dundes) -- interesting and fun reading for people of all faiths, I'd think.)]
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