As the beginning of Black Friday and thus the holiday shopping season has crept backwards into the early hours of Thanksgiving, we at Consumerist have taken a cantankerous stance against these early openings. Even we can take heart, though: a few businesses have confirmed that they will not be opening on Thanksgiving Day, because they’d like employees to spend the holiday with their loved ones or something.
ThinkProgress, a progressive political site, also has an anti-Brown Thursday stance, and they’ve already started compiling a list of chain retailers that will be closing their doors during the holiday. It includes Dillard’s, Burlington [Coat Factory], REI, and American Girl. The latest addition is Costco, which also made a point of staying closed on Thanksgiving Day of last year, along with warehouse club competitor BJ’s.
Last year, retail
Dear Kip Moore,
I love you.
You see, we have this little boy to raise and it isn’t always easy.
Sometimes he gets angry and throws chairs, breaks doors off of hinges or takes a permanent marker to everything in the living room.
Sometimes he screams that we’re not his family because, biologically, we’re not. Adoption can be harder than most people know. Sometimes our little boy truly believes he hates us and he wants his “real” mommy back, even though he never really knew her.
But today was just an ordinary day, not one of the tough ones, and your song, Hey Pretty Girl, was on the minivan radio. When I looked in the rearview mirror, I saw Nicholas crying. I asked why he was sad and, in his infinite 6-year-old wisdom, my son told me that sometimes, people cry even when they’re not sad.
Wiping tears away he said, “I’m not sa