Forget Black Friday ... This year is all about "Black Thursday," aka shopping ON Thanksgiving. Because why should we stay home and be with our families, eating turkey, talking to one another, being merry without spending money ... when we could be at the MALL, nabbing doorbusters and deals on TVs, phablets, Xboxes, Baby Alive dolls, etc.!?! Ugh.
That seems to be the disheartening rationale of a few retailers with Thanksgiving shopping hours this year ... But thankfully (see what I did there?), it'll be illegal for stores to open on Turkey Day in at least three states! Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts all have "blue laws," dating back to colonial times that ban shopping on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sounds like something that should be a FEDERAL law, extended to all states!