Thanksgiving Day Shopping


So I’ve heard a lot of people wanting to boycott stores that are making their employees work on Thanksgiving Day.

Here’s my opinion.

We are having my in-laws Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day around 2:30pm. When we’re done and cleaned up, it’ll be 5 or so. So if I go shopping, I’m not missing out on any family time (they will already be home).

The rest of my family doesn’t have their meal until Saturday, so again, we aren’t missing out or having to choose whether to eat dinner or shop.

I guess the bigger thing for me was this: I’ve worked retail and customer service (stores and phones both) over the years. I can tell you I signed up to work most holidays because I got paid double or triple time!! I could work a few hours and get paid for a whole lot more! My boss would have to make me leave. And you know what? My family understood and even encouraged those who could take advantage of this deal to do it.

For me? I don’t see the issue in working on Thanksgiving. It’s not a religious day, young workers especially like the extra pay, and a lot of families celebrate on other days besides actual Thanksgiving Day! I respect those who don’t want to shop until Friday. I may or may not be shopping myself. I just think some people are treating Thanksgiving like Christmas or Easter (religious days).

Any thoughts? Maybe I’m missing something that I need to consider. Thanks!!

Gifts for Women (Lane Bryant)

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I came across an article on one of my favorite websites (SimplySherryl) that listed examples of Gifts for Women that Lane Bryant is selling.

Go ahead…take a look right here.

I’ll wait…

OK, so first of all to be able to buy sexy boots in a size above an 8 (seriously, most women I know start at a 9), I was thrilled to see this posted.  I also loved the Argyle Cowl Neck Sweater Dress and for just under $80, SOLD! I think it can be dressed up or down, depending on what your busy schedule has in store for you.

Just the same, the Cozy Cowl sweater tunic (I like the crown jewel and sugarberry colors) can be put on with jeans, a skirt, or dress pants.

I hate shopping…honestly, I think it’s because I was a fat kid, a fat teenager, and still a big girl today. Shopping in the “old lady section” of department stores sucks when you’re 13. But they didn’t have a junior plus department when I needed one. So if I can purchase a few new pieces (the dress or sweater for example) and be able to make fewer purchases, all the better for me (and those that shop with me I’m sure).

So thanks again to SimplySherryl for posting about these clothing options and I’m off to see what I can find!

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