Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal-Mart worker crushed to death in Black Friday customer stampede!

Wal-Mart Employee Killed In Black Friday Shopping Stampede.

I usually don't post twice a day, but this made me so sick to my stomach I had to say my piece.

A 34-year old clerk was crushed by a crowd outside a Long-Island Wal-Mart early this morning. He was doing his job making sure nobody got in and the mob BROKE DOWN THE FUCKING DOORS AND TRAMPLED HIM TO DEATH! Another clerk and a pregnant mother were also trampled, which resulted in a miscarriage for the poor lady.

We don't have Black Friday in Canada, but I've experienced this first-hand. I used to work at Canadian Tire as a child and was nearly trampled by a mob looking to get some cheap fucking drills that were $10 or something. They could not wait 5 minutes until the top of the hour. They had to shove each other around like starving animals. I even had to pull an elderly lady out of the fray, who would have surely been injured. She admonished me for it, as I had cost her a crappy drill at sale price.

I'm physically getting more ill as I write this...

I hate going to Wal-Mart because of how lowly they treat their employees, but it's common in large companies like that. The problem isn't the store, because this could have happened anywhere. The problem is us. We need to re-examine what's important to us, and...

You know what. Fuck it. If this doesn't make you sad for our civilization, stop read and go kill yourself right now, because if you're so devoid of a soul that THIS does not effect you, the rest of us don't need or want you on this planet. I'm pissed and disgusted. I don't want to go to the mall or big store tomorrow or at all for a very long time. I'll get Fable 2 well after the holidays because I fear if I see another crowd of mindless shoppers ready to throw their baby at someone who wants the last fucking meaningless bobble, I'm going on a killing spree. I'll go to Million (where people are civilized), chill with Barry for a bit and then go help an old friend move (which Carl just told me about).

There better be backlash for this.

I'm gonna go puke now...

6 comments:

Ahnog said...

Yep, its pretty sad.

Mynxee said...

Yeah, it's sad. But why do people allow themselves to be whipped by the advertising media into the kind of mob frenzy that leads to such scenes? You can't tell me that the people involved in that situation were employing anything that could be called critical thinking. They weren't thinking at all. Not that they deserved to be injured or killed, but intelligent self-preservation would suggest one might wish to avoid frenzied idiots in crowded places in these crazy times.

Tony said...

Stupid old lay, why the heck would she tell you off for helping her?

But ya, that's sad. Trampled to death?!?! Miscarriage?!?!

Wow.

PsycheDiver said...

I'm planned out what little
holiday shopping I'm doing, and it's all going to be done at Million. Fuck malls.

Tony said...

What's Million?
Or better yet, the question would be where is Million?

Mynxee said...

I haven't been to a mall in probably 15 years. Hooray for the "Click here to complete your order" button...and for the concept of handmade gifts which are by far more satisfying to give (and hopefully receive).