Friday, November 28, 2008

More on Black Friday

After I posted about how humorous I found people who waited in line all night for bargains at the big box stores, the old man told me that a man--a temporary Wal-Mart employee--was trampled to death by crowds trying to get into the Valley Stream, NY store.  People literally knocked the doors down as employees (the dead man included) were attempting to open them for incoming shoppers.  Police couldn't even get to the man to help him for several minutes.  There was also a shooting at a Toys "R" Us store in California.  Here is a link to a CNN article on the two incidents.

This apparently happens every year.  Is it the responsibility of people to not go to these things or, if they do go, to behave well -- or is it the responsibility of the big box stores to just not have these crazy sales right after Thanksgiving?  I don't know.
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