Sunday, November 30, 2008

What Could Have Been That Important?

In a way, I'm glad I had to work on Black Friday. No way am was I going to deal with the traffic, crowds and morons out shopping trying to get a bargain on that day! What was so important in a Long Island Walmart that customers had to storm the door, break it open, and trample an employee to death? Was it worth the death of someone to get a Tickle-Me Elmo or a cheap laptop computer? It just baffles the mind to think that this man was trampled to death and nobody even realized they were stepping all over him. From what I have read, even when word got out that someone was killed, the response of the shoppers was to keep shopping. One person even said, "I've been waiting in that line since yesterday."

There will be sales and deals througout the Christmas shopping season, especially given the fact that stores will do what they must to end their year in the black with the economic problems at hand. Black Friday is not the only day of shopping for the Christmas season. But so many think it is! I went shopping on Saturday and it wasn't too bad. The stores were a bit more crowded than a normal Saturday. The sales were still there. I made purchases!

There is nothing in the world that cannot wait to be bought when one realizes the tragedy that happened in Long Island on Black Friday. Hopefully the people who were a part of that crowd will come forth and admit they were a part of it. However that is doubtful because when people act as a group, they lose that individuality.


mommanator said...

Such a waste of a life- in the name of consumerism! YUCK!
Not what I think of 'tis the season!'

Pax Romano said...

it's a case of mob mentality. Why on gods green earth would anyone wait on line for ten hours just to get in to a flippin' Wal-Mart? What was on sale that was so important that you waste ten hours waiting on line, and then trample someone to death.

People are idiots.

Anonymous said...

Waiting in the lines all night has become an activity nowadays, like going to a movie or a football game. Eating and shopping have replaced social activities.

Combine that with the economy problems and people who gather for an "activity" start to fester and seethe. Thier world does not expand past tv, food and buying. They feel entitled to all 3. When the buying becomes difficult due to high prices and low wages, they become angry. A large part of thier existence has become constrained.

They take thier frustrations out on the store and crash it, killing and hurting people while they stampede after what they feel is thier right.

There is no introspection.

They are like zombies, except that they feel entitled to thier destructive actions.


Joe Tornatore said...

love the george bush comment.

Joe Tornatore said...

i mean bush counter.