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black friday indeed

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bfridaythis post is so awesome it needed 4 pictures.  j/k. for those that don’t know, the term black friday refers to the profits of stores to be boosted to the black margins of net income as opposed to “in the red“.

so in the past 24 hours, all i’ve been reading about in my google reader page is this 34 year old guy who got trampled while opening a wal-mart in ny.  here’s the story from the associated press.  so tragic.  it tells you a lot about the human condition.  i think what gets me most is that people were actually angry that a man got hurt so they had to leave the store.  maybe they just didn’t know how serious it was.  eventually this man was pronounced dead.  how awful is that?  it’s like happy thanksgiving!  and then the next morning, i’m sure this guy didn’t even want to go into work at 5am, but he opened the doors for people to come in who’ve freaking been waiting there since thursday morning?  what the heck?

blackfriday_lede21i’m not a big fan of black friday.  i love the sales, but i hate what it does to people.  i think what happened at wal-mart speaks for me.  of all the ways to die, i think there are few less needless deaths than being trampled by a selfish mob on black friday.  how horrible is that?  totally preventable if people weren’t so selfish.  the thing is, i think people are blaming wal-mart.  they didn’t put up enough barriers, they didn’t have enough security…  what the heck?  how about, the people didn’t care enough about human life?  or the people cared more about getting the incredible hulk for $9 than helping a fellow human being up after getting knocked down?  no, wal-mart, it isn’t your fault for providing quality products at such attractive prices, i think we’ve failed as people when this stuff happens.

on a lighter note, if you read the article, my favorite part was when they provided the prices of some sale items at wal-mart like it was an ad within the story.  dah!  people are so messed up!

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Written by enoch

November 28, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Posted in social observation

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  1. it is really sad. the guy wasn’t even a regular worker. he was a temp!

    the sad thing is, those people who were trying to buy stuff probably shouldn’t be buying anything at all. i am totally turned off by the crowds so i avoided going shopping today. online shopping is the way to go!

    kt

    November 28, 2008 at 11:15 pm

  2. mysisinlaw hit the stores at 5am today n she said it was pretty crazy. well actually she got to the store at 5am!

    Anonymous

    November 28, 2008 at 11:16 pm

  3. that is HORRIBLE. and terribly sad. : ( makes me want to cry.

    lilian

    November 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm

  4. friend of mine tried to convince me to do that whole trample-over-madness shopping for a laptop but i didn’t really feel like running someone over that day. pathetic souls. can you imagine? you’re up in heaven chit-chatting w/ strangers and talking about how you died. i’d seriously NOT want to share my story if i was him. you know? and for that person who had to hear that, do they laugh or get pissed off? i’m just sayin…

    owie

    November 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm

  5. people would blame walmart just cuz it’s an easy solution to identify who the blame goes to. unless, they really do find those animals who actually trampled the guy..

    heej

    December 1, 2008 at 10:27 am


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