(Original post by The One and Only Lady Jennington)
Personally I don't see the whole problem if all shops closed for 24hrs each week and I also think that 6hrs on a Sunday is plenty time to think about getting anything you so desperately need.
Sometimes in life things happen which you can't predict.
Sometimes all the feminine products in my house get used up, seeing as there's me, my sister, and my mum. Sometimes there's very few, or even none left. And it's saturday night. But we can wait 'til monday, right? One day won't hurt? And for the record I don't have the habit of going round my house checking that we have enough of everything in case we run out on sunday - I have other things to do, such as my job. I work from 10am-11pm sometimes on a saturday, I don't have the time nor the energy to make a shopping list at any point during the time I'm not at work.
What if I start my period sunday evening, after the shops have shut. Where does that leave me?
In bed that night feeling very uncomfortable and dirty.
If people, as you have said, need the money, being restricted to only 6 hours on a sunday isn't helping. If a shop wants to open on a sunday from 10-6, there's more hours to work. You've contradicted yourself.
"Like I said before, some people HAVE to work sundays because of their contract and to save themselves and their families from starving because that may be the only job they can get."
Then they work sundays, get more hours = more money = no family starving.
"The whole western world is turning into "convenience" this and "convenience" that, most of the time it's just laziness."
Laziness would be refusing to get the milk from a nearby cow, not wanting to walk to the local shop to get some milk for a cup of tea.
"I also think that 6hrs on a Sunday is plenty time to think about getting anything you so desperately need."
Unless you're one of the people in the world who don't work in a shop or an office, maybe a pub or a restaurant who aren't bound by those hours, so you have to work through the time in which shops are open. In which case, you're buggered if you come home with a splitting headache after a hard days work and realise that you're even more buggered because someone else has used the paracetamol and not thought to get any more, and the shops are shut.
Yes, we're a demanding society, and there's quite obviously a demand for shops to be open on sundays, judging by the response from this thread and the fact that the shops are already open on sundays. Usually with trading it's a case of supply and demand. In this case, there's plenty of demand but bugger all supply, because the government says no.
I can see your points, but the way you're putting them across does not help your argument. Your tone's aggressive without need, and frankly, it's annoying me. Even if you're right, I'm still going to try and argue with you purely because you're being an ass about it.