Many large retailers such as Walmart, Target, K-Mart, etc. plan to open on Thanksgiving day to begin Black Friday Sales. Each year the time at which these retailers begin their major sales drives are pushed back earlier and earlier. Many people enjoy this time of bargain hunting and understandably so. However, by continuing to go along with this trend we provide the justification these companies need to continue this practice. Many of the employees of these companies wish to have this time on Thanksgiving with their families. Regardless of your religious and political beliefs or what you believe family is, allow these employees the opportunity to enjoy a day of rest and time with family. Refuse to be manipulated by corporations. Stay home and push consumerism off until Friday.