Friday, November 28, 2008

Commercialism gone totally mad

I worked at a Wal-Mart for about a year while I was in college. I heard enough stories of mad and crazy shoppers to make me sincerely want to NOT be on the job the morning of Black Friday. Fortunately, I never had to.

This time a Wal-Mart temp employee was actually trampled to death opening the doors to the store. I wonder at what point should Wal-Mart be held liable for this sort of thing? What sort of madness leads people to trample on others to get into the store, in the sort of manner that you could expect they might to get out of a burning building? I seriously don't get it...

Wal-Mart worker dies in rush; two killed at toy store

1 comment:

Terri said...

That's just insane. It amazes me what greed does to supposedly "civilized" people. I've never shopped on black Friday and I never will. But then I don't shop at Wal-mart any day of the year.

Maybe next year Wal-mart and other similar stores will put the switchback single file lane to herd the crowd through since their shoppers clearly can't behave better than a frightened herd of cows.

The idea that someone had to die so others could get to the cheap socks first is just heartbreaking, especially in a world where millions are starving.