I brought Daughter to the walk-in medical clinic, which is located in a strip mall, and the only place to get medical attention on an Easter Sunday (other than the emergency room.) I have to say I was rather surprised to see so many vehicles in the parking lot as I drove up. In fact, it actually took my small brain a rather long time to figure out that the vehicles were there because all the stores in the mall were open! On an Easter Sunday!
I am shocked to come to the understanding that going shopping on a holiday appears normal. Personally I would rather spend time with my family than visit the retail gods - I can go shopping any other day of the week. I also feel bad for the employees who are pulled away from their families on an Easter Sunday... I guess the Easter Bunny comes extra early to their homes and Easter dinner must be a very quick affair.
Is Christmas Day the only day in the year in which stores are closed?
Husband says the stores wouldn't be open if people didn't demand to shop on holidays or just didn't go to the stores on a holiday. Supply and demand... but I have to wonder if the demand is actually there? Does the consumer demand the shops to be open, or do the shops being open entice the consumer in?
I shop, everyone shops, but can't we plan it around our family time and make use of of our holidays in a more constructive manner? Honestly I think the 24/7 shopping mentality (and ability to do so!) is very destructive to our society as a whole.