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Old 11-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #21
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Both my hubby and my side of the family decided not to exchange this year, although I will be doing baskets with cookies and other things I know they like thats all we are doing. We will have a big dinner though.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:21 AM   #22
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This is a sad commentary on the state of our morals and priorities. The so-called "Black Friday" is a phenomenon created by the malls and stores across America, and we the people have bought into it with all of our heart and soul. I wonder what would happen if Walmart and other stores said that there would no longer be Black Friday sales - just have them online starting immediately after Thanksgiving dinner.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:11 PM   #23
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This is a sad commentary on the state of our morals and priorities. The so-called "Black Friday" is a phenomenon created by the malls and stores across America, and we the people have bought into it with all of our heart and soul. I wonder what would happen if Walmart and other stores said that there would no longer be Black Friday sales - just have them online starting immediately after Thanksgiving dinner.

I tried getting into Sears yesterday (to see if our new fridge was on sale for less).

Internal server error, site not working.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:14 PM   #24
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This is a sad commentary on the state of our morals and priorities. The so-called "Black Friday" is a phenomenon created by the malls and stores across America, and we the people have bought into it with all of our heart and soul. I wonder what would happen if Walmart and other stores said that there would no longer be Black Friday sales - just have them online starting immediately after Thanksgiving dinner.
Probably would save someone from being trampled to death! Imagine what the guy must have thought. Never would have believed that people were so cruel. Every news program i listened to since this happened, starts out with this incident. Don't they just like to dwell on things that are out of ordinary? Some girl I know told me she fell down at airport when they were getting off plane, they walked right over her never helped her up. Thanks goodness wasn't some kind of sale on airline tickets! How gross. Like I have all told you, I'll take my dogs any day over people.

Sorry but I know they would have compassion if I fall down.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #25
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that is really sad and pathetic

i don't ever go shopping the day after thanksgiving nor the day after christmas

but then we just bought a brand new home and we're gonna be pretty busy paying for it over ext twenty years
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:33 PM   #26
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Here in Lynchburg we had two instances at the WalMart...one where a customer bit an employee and another where a customer was bleeding from their neck from getting trampled. Christmas is a time for goodwill towards others...some people have a very strange way of showing that!
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #27
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Not only was one employee trampled to death but a pregnant woman miscarried and others were injured as well. The story made me sick, too, Barbara.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:33 PM   #28
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Not only was one employee trampled to death but a pregnant woman miscarried and others were injured as well. The story made me sick, too, Barbara.
Some employees thought she had lost the baby, but fortunately (according to the article above and the one I read) she was taken to the hospital and both she and the baby are fine, thank goodness.

One note about the Toys 'R' Us incident mentioned above--it had nothing to do with shopping. They knew each other and shot each other when their wives/girlfriends/whatever started punching each other. Like someone in the article I read said, they both went into the store with guns and obviously weren't just casual shoppers. Fortunately, in that case, the only ones shot were the two who had the guns and were shooting each other.

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Old 11-29-2008, 11:39 PM   #29
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Both my hubby and my side of the family decided not to exchange this year, although I will be doing baskets with cookies and other things I know they like thats all we are doing. We will have a big dinner though.
Yep. that's us, too. I don't want my kids spending money that they could put to good use for their own bills. We are just buying for the little kids. I've always spent like crazy person because I'm really good at finding that great gift that people really love. Even if I couldn't really afford it, I would buy it anyway and loved seeing people opening their presents. It's going to be really weird not having tons of presents under the tree, and I'm not sure how it will feel not having anything to open, but I'll get used to it. I always do nice stockings for everyone, and I'll do that again. Our kids were so relieved when my husband said no presents this year. It's not that they don't want to buy things for us and each other, but they can't do anymore credit card debt. We'll be putting our thinking caps on for ways to make the holidays special without the shopping and spending craziness.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:49 PM   #30
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we are trimming down in our family as well. i'm doing the great grandbabies, and maybe my seventeen year old granddaughter. that's it. might, just might make goodies for the other older ones, but will not be a tray, just one thing. batch of cookies, or fudge.
i never have used credit cards. so if i don't have it, i don't buy it. now if anyone wants to give me a new computer for christmas, i wouldn't turn it down. lol
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