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Letters: Shopping intrudes on holiday

Shoppers surge into the Uggs Shore store in

Shoppers surge into the Uggs Shore store in the Tanger Outlet in Deer Park at the stroke of midnight to start Black Friday shopping on Nov. 27, 2009. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Black Friday sounds like what shamefully happens on that day, like being trampled to death or seriously injured ["Open hearts and close the stores," Letters, Nov. 23]. Some people feel they don't have enough and are willing to crush anyone to get it.

Now some stores plan to open on Thanksgiving afternoon, forcing many to cut their Thanksgiving time short.

We have to stop being led like sheep to slaughter and stand up for God and family.

Ana Peralta Scheiner, Shirley
 

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the annual national Small Business Saturday. Why not consider participating as often as you can during the other 364 days a year?

Skip the national chain stores, and the annual Black Friday madness. In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize neighborhood businesses, and there are so many great options.

These people are our neighbors. They work long hours, pay taxes and provide local employment.

Larry Penner, Great Neck
 

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