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Greg Schlangen, Fargo, Published December 06 2012

Letter: Not at all thankful for Black Friday scene

Why is it that the day that Americans are supposed to profess thankfulness has now become a cesspool of greed? Thanksgiving used to be a time to gather with family, have a nice meal and be thankful for the things you had, not madly shop for the things you didn’t. Now, Thanksgiving has become a time to wait in line outside your favorite retail store, get in a fistfight inside that store if you are unlucky, or get trampled if you are really unlucky.

I am not some kind of ice-cold Grinch, shouting down condemnation from his cave on any person who dares to brighten their life by singing a Christmas tune or giving a colorful gift as an act of love, but, in my opinion, there is no love in trampling a life and there is no warmth in throwing a punch to get to the front of the shopping line.

I don’t know about you but I’m not so thankful for Black Friday.