Thanksgiving can be a wonderful holiday. It's great for families, shopers and it's great for the economy. While you are preparing for a weekend of Turkey here a 5 things you may not have realized about thanksgiving:
- The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted 3 days. Modern celebrations from Black Friday account for over $60 billion in retail sales in just 3 days. This results in the busiest week of the year for home dleivery.
- Myth: The Pilgrims invited the Indians to the harvest festival. In fact Edward Winslow's letter in December of 1621 implies that the Indians simply stopped by at random. Fact: If you bring a family clan over to a neigbors house at random on thanksgiving expecting a meal you may not be welcomed back.
- Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly. Furniture deliveries also cannot fly...Via drones that is. Although technology is advancing it is still a requirment that 2 delivery men manually deliver your new furniture or appliances into your home.
- 1 in 5 shoppers admits they have never missed a Black Friday. 1 in 5 customers admit that they were in fact not home when the delivery team showed up for their delivery.
- Myth: Turkey makes you drowsy. Turkey contains tryptophan which is used by your body to create serotonin. Serotonin, among other things, act as a calming agent in the brain and plays a key role in sleep. Logically that would lead people to think Turkey=sleepy. Fact: The body deals with tryptophan differntly on a full stomach. Not to mention that the amino acids and protein present with turkey make it unlikely to have the same effect that it would if taken alone and on a completely empty stomach. What does all this have to do with home delivery? Well if you are expecting a stove, fridge or dishwasher then you better eat plenty of turkey so you have the engery to use them on thanksgiving day.