Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal Mart Worker Trampled to Death on Black Friday

Anytime you establish a day that appeals to human greed and graft, you have a definite recipe for disaster. A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday when "out-of-control" shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.

At least four other people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or minor injuries, and the store in Valley Stream on Long Island closed for several hours before reopening. According to witnesses people had been lined up at 10:00 pm the night before to take advantage of cheap merchandise, including 400 dollar flat screen televisions.

I do not go out on "Black Friday" because I expect this type of ignorant behavior from people. I am not a pessimist, but a realist. It's not that I don't like sales, because I do. I am just not willing to be maimed, dismembered and/or murdered to purchased an IPOD that has been marked down 20%. But that's just me!


Revvy Rev said...


For What? For something that will be out of style or obsolete in 6 months? We truly have gone crazy!

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The Rock Chick said...

I totally agree. I can't even imagine anything in WalMart worth being trampled for or trampling someone to death over. It's insanity. I never go shopping on Black Friday. There's plenty of deals to be had on other days.