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Old 12-22-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Grocery Stores Open Christmas Day

I kid you not. All of them around here.

I almost want to go to buy a loaf of bread or gallon of milk just to see who got stuck working on Christmas.

For non-Christians, I guess it's no big deal (and maybe means holiday pay), but it just smells wrong to me.

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Old 12-22-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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I agree...I think it is ridiculous. Even little stores are open back where I used to live. In CT, Blockbuster, Friendly's, CVS, Walgreen's,...all of these stores are open. I realize that not everyone celebrates Christmas but a majority do. Why is there such a need for stores to be open? Get you things before!!!
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:09 PM   #3
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More things are staying open on christmas each year.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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I see from their circulars that the two biggest chain grocers around here are closing early Christmas eve and opening the 26th. Maybe it's a bible belt thing.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:27 PM   #5
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Mudbug, the place hubby works never closes for anything. With his schedule, he works Chrismas Eve & is off Christmas Day this year, last year, he worked both days. I mean seriosly, it's not like they are making something to save the world or anything, it's just kayaks & canoes!!!
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:35 PM   #6
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I work at a major grocery chain and they're only closed one day a year... Christmas. Easter's not even consindered to be a holiday. It's all about the mighty dollar.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:37 PM   #7
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jeez, crewsk! Ya gotta wonder.

skillet, it may be a Bible Belt thing, but this is the first year they've done it around here.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:53 PM   #8
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It all began years ago when people simply had to go to the movies on New Year's Day. Then they had to shop on New Year's Day. Then it was imperative to make a purchase of some kind on Thanksgiving morning. Then, for the late wakers, it could wait till Thanksgiving afternoon.

We have people who simply have to shop for christmas gifts until 1 in the morning. Some have to get in there at 6am.

It doesn't surprise me that shop owners want to remain open on the holiday. The people keep going in!!!!

If people would simply stay home and enjoy the holiday, refusing to frequent any business that feels the need to keep employees working, the owners would lose money and rethink the entire enterprise. As the customer, we apparently permit this to happen. I would sincerely ask that you don't go in for that loaf of bread. You'd make more of a point by staying away.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:09 PM   #9
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It doesn't surprise me that shop owners want to remain open on the holiday. The people keep going in!!!!

If people would simply stay home and enjoy the holiday, refusing to frequent any business that feels the need to keep employees working, the owners would lose money and rethink the entire enterprise. As the customer, we apparently permit this to happen. I would sincerely ask that you don't go in for that loaf of bread. You'd make more of a point by staying away.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:39 PM   #10
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I think we should all stay home with our family on the holdays - but the holidays don't always mean to everyone what it means to me - sadly - some people don't want to be with their family - some people don't have family. I feel sorry for those people.
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