Dear Crabby, Should stores be open on Thanksgiving?

Dear Crabby, I am all for a good deal or a door-buster sale, but why are these "big box" stores staying open on Thanksgiving? Don't those employees want to be with their families, and shouldn't the shoppers be with their families too? Sincerely, A. Simpleton Dear A. Simpleton, Ah yes, Thanksgiving Day in the USA. What was at one time a day set aside to appreciate our country, to give thanks for our roots, and to spend relaxing with family has indeed become a commodity to date. Years … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do you like Christmas shopping?

Dear Crabby, My wife starts Christmas shopping in August - it drives me nuts! When do you start your shopping and do you enjoy it? Sincerely, Hal Humbug Dear Mr. Humbug, The simple answer is, "no and no!" As far as when do I start and do I like shopping.  First of all, I don't like that many people so the shopping list is already slim to begin with. Secondly, the ones I do like I have trained not to expect much from me! Every year around Halloween, the missus starts hinting around … [Read more...]