I wanted to pass this along, as Tara mentioned it last night and it seemed a valid perspective.
I understand the desire to not participate in the consumer rituals that take place the day after Thanksgiving. But let me throw another idea out there.
Instead of going to the mall and buying products from mega-merchants, or standing by the sideline and holding your dollars out of the marketplace, how about not feeling any guilt when you shop by heading to locally owned and operated businesses who sell locally made products?
Just a thought.
Or you can stay home, and avoid all the traffic…also a valid option.
Me? I’m off to Pike Place Market, to visit a few of my favorite businesses down there.