| Michelle Singletary
For many, Thanksgiving Day sales are a turkey of an idea
I’m going to make the call. Black Friday is now Black Thursday. Last year, several major retailers announced they were going to open at various times on Thanksgiving Day. One retailer called the decision historic. Depressing, I thought. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, had traditionally been the time for kicking off the Christmas shopping season. Over the years, the day turned into pre-dawn craziness. You’ve no doubt seen the news stories of people lining up in the wee hours of Friday morning to get door-buster deals. Or you may have stood in the lines yourself.