Saturday, November 26, 2011

Random Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend

I completely avoided shopping malls on Black Friday which has really been hyped by the media.  I feel that it was inappropriate for major retailers to open late on Thursday night.  Consumers have to option to shop then, but the employees have to come in and miss their family gatherings.

The concept of Small Business Saturday seems to be new.  It is said that many family owned businesses have ceased operation due to big retailers such as Wal Mart, Target, and Home Depot among many others.

I am glad that the NBA players and owners finally came to their senses and reached a tentative settlement.  There will be a 66 game season that will begin on Christmas Day. I feel sorry for the small guys like the ticket takers, vendors, and restaurant owners who lost money.  It turns out that only 8 home games per team were lost.

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