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Posted: 11/23/2012 4:07:17 AM EST
For the entire week running up to Thanksgiving, the only time I heard the words "Happy Thanksgiving" said in public was when I said it first to a cashier here or there and someone seemingly felt obliged to respond in kind. I do not remember a season such as this when no-one seems to be genuinely thankful for anything. It's almost like folks in my area have lost a feel for the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:08:38 AM EST
I noticed this also.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:09:17 AM EST
People are pretty happy about it around here...
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:09:49 AM EST
Thanksgiving came the earliest that it possibly can this year. This took most people by surprise.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:09:53 AM EST
I got lots of them in the days before and on my morning run
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:10:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ranchitecture:
People are pretty happy about it around here...

My experience as well. Lot's of Happy Thanksgiving wishes and people looking forward to time with family.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:11:36 AM EST
Cashiers at the stores I shopped at all wished me a happy turkey day. Country life is beddah than sh*tty life.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:12:00 AM EST
Not like that here. Everyone was happy as you would expect for Thanksgiving.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:12:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:13:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By BRONZ:
We supposedly give thanks for what we have on Thanksgiving but Friday run out knock old women to the ground for more stuff.

Yes I would say things have changed.


+1 People who support Black Friday are dumb.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:15:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By BRONZ:
We supposedly give thanks for what we have on Thanksgiving but Friday run out knock old women to the ground for more stuff.

Yes I would say things have changed.


No need to wait, it started on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:16:10 AM EST
Been real friendly around here...lots of "Happy Thanksgivings" etc. But I did notice all the advertisers on TV and radio saying "...this Black Friday Weekend...."





roy d....wtf is that? It's Thanksgiving weekend!
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:18:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ranchitecture:
People are pretty happy about it around here...


SURE!!! You're going to be your own country pretty soon. And, you get to kick out Austin. Lots to be thankful for.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:23:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:24:00 AM EST
I'm laid off, did some food shopping earlier in the week. I was cheerful , and so were the cashiers. But I live in a rural area.

I'm only pissed that it was 60 degrees and windy yesterday, and now 30 and yerrrrrry windy, today.


Happy belated Thanksgiving to you , Powerkicker.




Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:25:22 AM EST
IDK...I said "have a good Thanksgiving" to plenty of customers and people and plenty of people said the said to me unprovoked.
My gf thanked the employees for working at K-Mart and Gander Mountain yesterday when we were checking out too

Speed
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:26:45 AM EST
Nope, just you OP
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:28:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By 4v50:
Cashiers at the stores I shopped at all wished me a happy turkey day. Country life is beddah than sh*tty life.


Amen!

I was picking up wheel bearings for the bronco at napa and putting the new battery in at the same time Wed night.

As I walked out I said "Thanks guys"

They all started yelling "whoa there big boy ... what are you forgetting"

I was all


And they started yelling "Happy Thanksgiving Dummy!"



Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:41:10 AM EST
When do I get my free shit?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:48:03 AM EST
My thanksgiving smelled like burned gunpowder.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:48:09 AM EST
every store I went too the employees said "happy thanksgiving" except the one little grocery store by my house; the cashier said "merry thanksgiving"
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:51:40 AM EST
Everyone kept giving me funny looks when I said it.

No holiday spirit in folks these days.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:52:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Powerkicker:
For the entire week running up to Thanksgiving, the only time I heard the words "Happy Thanksgiving" said in public was when I said it first to a cashier here or there and someone seemingly felt obliged to respond in kind. I do not remember a season such as this when no-one seems to be genuinely thankful for anything. It's almost like folks in my area have lost a feel for the true meaning of Thanksgiving.


its because people are at the end of their wits and feeling hopeless.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:52:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By shimric:
Not like that here. Everyone was happy as you would expect for Thanksgiving.

Yep
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:56:44 AM EST
We were all very thankful we weren't sick, dying or pratically homeless like it seems everybody around us is. Happy didn't come up.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:57:03 AM EST
Nope, can't say I experienced it. Heard "Happy Thanksgiving" quite a bit.

I half expect to come here some day and read about a "War on Thanksgiving" and people ranting about calling it "Turkey Day" in a deliberate attempt to downplay its meaning and traditions.

When I need to find butthurt, GD rarely lets me down.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:24:01 AM EST
I'm glad it must just be only my little corner of Hampton Roads that is bummed.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:27:17 AM EST
Not many people in Afghanistan were in happy mood either
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:30:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 5:30:35 AM EST by Powerkicker]
Originally Posted By UncivilEngineer:
Not many people in Afghanistan were in happy mood either


Based on your user name, I'm not surprised at all

Thanks for your service and time you sacrifice away from your own family for our sake, Sir. We are thankful for all of you guys at my house.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:32:13 AM EST
It's one of my favorites. No songs, no decoration, just focus on family and food
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:34:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By 4v50:
Cashiers at the stores I shopped at all wished me a happy turkey day. Country life is beddah than sh*tty life.


I live in a large city (Houston) and heard Happy Thanksgiving nearly incessantly for a couple of days leading up to the actual holiday, from everyone.
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