This Black Friday and attendant days surrounding it, you will traipse off to the store, fighting over cheap toys, waving falsified ads at checkouts who have "no choice" but to sell you a $300 game system for $80, and pretending you are spending your holiday in some virtual game show.
While you are creating your mayhem across the countryside, Laurie gets to work. Thursday through Sunday. And with a TON of extra hours added on. Why?
Because you are selfish simpletons who could care less if anyone enjoys life but you. And because Wal-Mart is a selfish, greedy corporation, whose ownership is rich enough that they could care less that they could make twice the money that they will on Black Thursday/Friday just by paying attention to all the myriad ways they let themselves get screwed.
Wal-Mart at grass roots level is one of the three most mis-managed for-profits I have ever blundered across. Their concepts of "training" and "communication" border on that of my last job (which makes its money nowadays by weeding out any Americans who might want to get paid for what they're worth and replacing them with illegals who could give a crap what they make as long as it buys booze and sends a couple bucks home to Mamacita).
But, at least THAT job let you have a happy holiday.
So, yeah, Wal-Mart is a bunch of greedy wretches who cannot embrace the concept that you might actually give an employee ONE miserable damn day off from Thanksgiving Day to the next Sunday.
But they wouldn't do it without you, the shopper who thinks that the perfect way to digest their turkey is to make some poor cashier tend to their insults, lusts, and warped sense of needs.
And before you give me the excuse I always hear- "Firemen, cops, and medicals work through their holidays, why should retail be special"- let me pop your bubble:
Your fracking Tickle Me Elmo is not life or death. Nor is your "copy and paste" ad match, your EBT- purchased carton of cigarettes, or your wrong size blouse that must be exchanged IMMEDIATELY!
(Sighs. Clears throat.)
That said, may you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Hope the coals are as hot as Proverbs 25:22 claims.