Reason hath a name and it’s Casey St. Clair. In a move that’s pure Scrooge, Walmart will make its employees come in to shill stuff on the cheap at 8pm on the evening of Thanksgiving. Now it’s looking like Target is going to do the same, opening up at 9 p.m. on Turkey Day.

This brings us back to St. Clair. The Target employee (also a substitute teacher) started a petition last Friday on in a bid to stop the corporate takeover of the hallmark American holiday. She pleads Target’s CEO Gregg W. Steinhafel to “give Thanksgiving back to families. The world won’t end if people have wait 7 more hours to buy useless junk that will be outdated in a year anyway.” Well aware that her petition could lead to her getting fired, she nevertheless piped up against the materialistic madness swallowing up a holiday that is supposed to represent humility and gratitude.

The last time we checked the petition had garnered 220,286 signatures, just 79,714 short of St. Clair’s goal. With less than a week until T-Day, it looks like Target is not halting its plans.

If St. Clair ends up reporting to duty, she might want to consider a recipe for 45-minute turkey to maximize her dinner time.

[via CBS LA]