Black Friday Death

If the thought of another Republican administration didn’t have me searching for my passport this story certainly did.

Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers
Jack Healy, NY Times, November 28, 2008

A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after being trampled by a crush of shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store early Friday morning, turning the annual rite of post-Thanksgiving bargain hunting into a frenzy.

You know the economy is in poor shape when people, in order to save a couple bucks on cheap foreign-made crap, tear the doors off the hinges of a Wal-Mart and trample to death an employee?

Disgusting. Sickening. Sad. Embarrassing. Merry Christmas, everybody.

3 Comment

  1. I hope this is an isolated thing. Although I think someone gets injured every year in some way or another. And it is a sad commentary on our society – that either we are so obsessed with getting more cheap stuff or those who can’t afford these things have to stand outside for hours looking for something they can afford.

    Either way, it’s not good.

  2. Jason Gendron says: Reply

    Sad…

  3. Yeah, this story bothered me as well. I don’t get people sometimes.

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