The Los Angeles Times reports that a scuffle broke out shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday night, just before shopping was to begin, among customers waiting to buy Xbox gaming consoles and Wii video games.
Just more proof that so many people have lost their way, right? So THIS is what Christmas is about? So THIS is what the day after Thanksgiving is about? So THIS is what people value, give thanks for, and teach their kids to value and give thanks for?
Competitive shopping for video games?
See? When told later of what happened, Nakeasha Contreras, who arrived at midnight, said she wouldn't have been bothered: "I don't care. I'm still getting my TV," she told the Times. "I've never seen Wal-Mart so crazy, but I guess it could have been worse."
Still getting her TV? Could have been worse? Wow!
And then there is this! Joseph Poulose was hit with the pepper spray near the DVD and video games display. He blamed Wamart for failing in crowd control: "There were way too many people in a building that size. Every aisle was full," he told the Times.
Wal Mart is to blame because there were TOO MANY PEOPLE IN A BUILDING THAT SIZE?
Wow. Just wow.
|YAY! We're first in line to get our cheap plastic crap made in China!|
Oh, and there is one more thing to this story, of course: LINKAGE.
Examples from CNN:
* Black Friday shopping was marked by violence in at least seven states, including California.
* In 2008, crowds of frantic Black Friday shoppers trampled a Walmart employee in New York as he and other workers tried to unlock the door at 5 a.m.