They're not real people anyway. I have been in retail for 35 plus years or so. We are real people. We have homes, families and we we work hard for our paycheck like anyone else.
We are not to be compared to policeman, fireman, hospital workers, essential people who work year round ensuring our health and welfare.
We are not to be looked down upon for wanting to celebrate a holiday with loved ones. I have seen the comments from people who dislike and look down upon them as lowly people. All so that you can wait with thousands of others to buy, yes buy that unbelievably priced doll, game or TV. Limit 5 per store.
For whatever reason, Thanksgiving is the last day of the year that means a lot and means nothing, No presents are expected, guests may or may not attend, If you are lucky the table will be filled with edible goodies, the TV on with the sounds of football playing, belts being loosened.
A day of joy and relaxation, a day away from the daily grind. Save money, don't buy anything.
We may not work in an office, have a cubicle, wear a suit and tie but in our own way we are essential.
Please don't Scrooge up another day. Thank us instead. Without us you would not be able to buy that Tap dancing Elmo!