Saturday, December 23, 2006

Day 23 (Part 4): Open

It's been a bloggerific day over here at DC Rush Hour. I've broken records for number of postings in one day. Four! Good Lord! Do I have five anyone? The gentlemen over in the corner? No?

Anyway--I just finished making banana bread. I've got some orange peel, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves simmering on the stove, and I'm listening to Johnny Mathis sing "Merry Christmas."

But the real point of this fourth post is this:

Safeway will be open for business on Christmas Day!

Yep, it's true.

I just got back from the store and I asked the cashier if they were going to be open tomorrow, recalling the years I spent as a cashier and working on Christmas Eve. He said not only would they be open tomorrow, but they'd be open on Christmas Day, too.

I couldn't believe it. There's just something so wrong about that. It's one day a year, for Pete's sake. Would it be so bad for business to close for a day? This probably means they'll also be open on New Year's Day.

Oh, you want to know the reason, you say? Because not everyone celebrates Christmas and so the company feels it should be open for all the non-Christmas celebrators.

Okay, I know, I know. I'm about to go on a right wing rant here, but I can't help it. No, wait. I'll restrain myself and just simply say, "Whatever."

I won't be shopping on Christmas Day, though. No way, no how. Hmph.


Sister Mary Lisa said...

Seriously, Albertsons is going to be open until 6:00 on Christmas Day here too. I thought about this and just couldn't believe it. Isn't it all about their bottom line? There is NO WAY sales will uphold costs of keeping a store open and paying all the utilities, payroll, etc. on that day. Union people will probably get double time and a half that day too. What a waste. WHERE ARE THEIR CAPITALISTIC VALUES??? They will LOSE money on that day, because nobody will be in to shop. Stupid.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Unbelievable. It's all a bunch of PC crap that's taken over. I'm in favor of being politically correct, some of this stuff just goes too far.