No. Not Black Friday.

There used to be a time, using my own memory, say 20 or so years ago, where Black Friday in my family at least was not a thing. Nobody went out immediately after dinner at 11 p.m. to get the best deal on that TV or toy.

Fast forward to 2018, we are actually coming up with a plan of attack on what stores we are going to hit up, what routes will get us to said store the fastest, and how many of us go to get multiple of that item (if they put a limit on high-end products).

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Stores are also opening earlier and earlier. What used to be a normal business day with business hours turned into opening doors at 6 a.m. on Friday, then opening at midnight, then to 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night, then 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening.

I've been saying this for the past 10 years but one day one store is just going to throw their hands up in the air and say, "To heck with it, lets just open all day on Thanksgiving."

When that happens, all stores will follow, only because they don't want to lose on business. Obviously.

I think people forgot what the true holiday really was over time...

We all need to take step back and remember what the holiday known as Thanksgiving is all about. Spending time with those you love, remembering all that we have to be grateful for, and not charging into a store at 11:59:59 with 126 other people.

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And just remember, you can always shop Cyber Monday and avoid the crowds while getting the best deals (and still get to wear your PJ's at the same time).

Happy Thanksgiving.

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