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Who needs khakis at 3 a.m.?
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For those of you keeping track at home, the score is: Retail Stores 1 Thanksgiving 0Don’t worry, I’m not going to launch into some sappy monologue about the meaning of Thanksgiving, blah, blah, blah. But the more I think about the routine that’s become Black Friday, the dumber it sounds.In this so-called intelligent society of ours, why is it necessary to have sales that last only six hours, or sales that start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving? Why can’t the sales last for weeks and start on a Monday?If a family has $1,000 to spend on Christmas gifts, what’s the difference in spending $1,000 in four hours or four weeks?