I have to admit I have been the person that forgot that one ingredient for the massive dinner I'm making and have needed to run to the store. Now I don't say anything stupid like, "sorry you have to work today" Because let's face it no one really wants to be there, and they are there for people like me. I do appreciate it though. And prior to joing the mil, I was always that person by choice. Someone had to do it, and I didn't have a family of my own to worry about, so I gladly worked the hours for people to be with their kids.
I like stores being open for the forgetfulls like me, but I hate that they are open all day/ late. Should be closed by let's say noon, so people can work/help and still get home to be with their families.
Ya also have to consider the people that live here that might not celebrate the same holidays due to their heritage.
This whole idea of Black Friday having to start at 9 pm the day before?? pisses me off royally, though. I'm tired of retail rushing our lives. Take a break.. Enjoy it one holiday at a time. Friday can wait till Friday. Christmas can wait until after Thanksgiving.