Sale day savaged Christmas

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In reference to the article about Black Friday: I work for a local Walmart and was working Thanksgiving night.

When the time came to take the wraps off the pallets for the sales, you would have thought all the people were buzzards flocking to pick over a dead carcass the way they rushed the pallets. It was simply ridiculous the way people were acting, and it almost makes me want to give up the idea of Christmas.

All I could think of as I picked up the thousands of items that were thrown on the floor and torn up was: What would Jesus say to this? Is this what His birth is really about?

Sarah Paquin


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david jennings
david jennings 12/02/11 - 08:38 am
Like I said before Ms.

Like I said before Ms. Paquin, I'm thankful for many blessings, but the two I am most thankfuul for are, I don't have to work in retail this time of the year, and I don't have the urge to participate in the scene you described. I plan to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.

shrimp for breakfast
shrimp for breakfast 12/02/11 - 09:55 am
I'm with you David. I'd

I'm with you David.
I'd rather pay EXTRA than have to participate in that kind of "scene".

Ms. Paquin you are correct when you state they are like buzzards flocking to pick over a dead carcass. I will never understand these kinds of people no matter how hard I try.

Boston93 12/02/11 - 11:15 am
Hey, I think it is bad. But,

Hey, I think it is bad. But, you need to consider the sources. The owners. If they didn't open until noon, wouldn't you wait ? Would be able to be more controlled. Crowds are going to show up when they are told the sale will begin. The tents, camping out, sleeping on the ground, etc. simply shows the IQ of the shoppers.

Chillen 12/02/11 - 12:24 pm
I totally misread the title

I totally misread the title of this letter. I read it as "Sale day SALVAGED Christmas" You can imagine my surprise when I read it and I was trying to make sense of the correlation.

Ms. Paquin, you are totally correct about the idiocy. I wonder how many of these "deal grabbers" even attend church or understand the true meaning of Christmas. Likely very, very few.

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