Just say 'no' to Thanksgiving Day shopping

Black Friday akin to zombie feeding frenzy

YouTube upload / PleasureCaddy / Use by Headline Surfer® / Feeding frenzy compilation video nationwide from Black Friday aptly named 'Fights, Zombie Americans.

DELTONA -- Thanksgiving should be a time for families and I commend a Pizza Hut manager who stood up and said that his Pizza Hut location would be closed on Thanksgiving.

According to the manager the employees were told all year they would have the day off and but then the manager was told to be open that day. He stood his ground. Unfortunately he was fired for it, but good news: Once the media got hold of it, "amazingly" cooler heads prevailed and Pizza Hut corp. heads suggested the local owner hire the manager back.

I understand Black Friday, but retailers trying to bring shoppers in on Thanksgiving? The holiday should be about family and not trying to make a buck.

I understand Black Friday, but retailers trying to bring shoppers in on Thanksgiving? The holiday should be about family and not trying to make a buck.

How about instead of Thursday have "Black Friday"and then "Super Saturday" followed by "Cyber Monday?" This way families still have Thanksgiving and Sunday to enjoy.

Why should parents be preoccupied to end the celebrations early to get the deals for what their kids want for Christmas instead of enjoying being with their kids on Thanksgiving?

Wrong message at Walmart

Being a woman, if I were in a parking lot confronted by danger I would like to believe that a Good Samaritan would step in to help. That is what a Walmart employee in Michigan did. While on break, he heard a woman in distress in the parking lot, went to her aid and got jumped by a teen and his friends attacking her.

The police came and ultimately took three teens away and the main person was charged with drunk driving and assault. What you would hope would happen is that Kristopher Oswald, the hero employee, would go back to work, maybe get a thank you from his boss for saving a Walmart customer. You would hope, but that is not what happened.

The exact opposite happened. This Good Samaritan was let go from his job siting the Walmart "no violence policy."

I understand having policies to make sure employees do not commit violence against other employees or aggressively go after shoplifters, etc. Policies are put in place for good reasons, but I would think a Walmart manager reviewing this would say this man was helping a customer in a dangerous situation protecting this customer.

I understand having policies to make sure employees do not commit violence against other employees or aggressively go after shoplifters, etc. Policies are put in place for good reasons, but I would think a Walmart manager reviewing this would say this man was helping a customer in a dangerous situation protecting this customer.

You have to look at each specific situation. If a woman is being attacked do you want someone just stand there and say, "I cannot help because I will get fired?" Too many people sit on the sidelines when bad things happen to others and when someone has the courage to help in a situation that could be perilous to themselves to help others, they should be thanked, not punished.

After the negative publicity, Walmart received from their actions they offered the employee his job back, per a recent article, but he is not sure if he will take it back. I just hope he has employment soon at a place that would appreciate him.

After the negative publicity, Walmart received from their actions they offered the employee his job back, per a recent article, but he is not sure if he will take it back. I just hope he has employment soon at a place that would appreciate him.

Editor's Note: Here are links recommended by Headline Surfer® Chief Political blogger Dana D. Swanson related to her write-up:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/19/walmart-offers-job-back-to-worker-fired-after-helping-assault-victim/.

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