Worker Dies During Black Friday Stampede
Friday, November 28, 2008
Last night I wondered aloud to my wife about whether people would really be out for Black Friday given the state of the economy. We both felt like there would still be the typical crowds as many would ignore the doom and uncertainty for a new TV. Unfortunately, one person lost their life over it. Apparently, the shoppers in Long Island just could not wait to get into Wal-Mart and scoop up $2 DVDS or $400 dollar TV, that they had to break the door open and trample the poor worker to death to get to all those low prices and great deal.
And that is just too sad for words.
I know there will be those who say that this is just one unfortunate incident, but given the madness at some of these events, it really is amazing this doesn't happen more often. I haven't gone early to a Black Friday deal in years because of all the chaos.
I mean, come on.
Is it really that important for you to get your 30 buck MP3 player that you have to trample someone for it?
I mean, didn't most of us just spend yesterday talking about what we were thankful for?
Meanwhile, someone else probably just died in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.