Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday Madness

Why is it these days people resort to engaging in violence all in the name of thrifty shopping?  This is NUTS!!!  Why is it impossible for some people to act in a civil manner when participating in bargain shopping, or trying to get those bargain deals? Is a toy or other value item really worth causing bodily harm to another individual?  Thank goodness I stayed away from the Black Friday madness.  I hope everyone else managed to stay safe and unharmed this Black Friday and continues to stay safe throughout this Christmas season.

And..... now the latest whacky Black Friday news filled with violence:

A marine valiantly stopped a suspected shoplifter and ended up getting stabbed by that same shoplifter.

There was a crazy pile up at Target:

A fight broke out and the Cerritos Food Court in L.A. was placed on lockdown after shots were heard.

Then, there was a woman who made threats to get a gun and shoot other shoppers who were standing, waiting in the same line as her.


The Conservative Lady said...

I like to save money, but this is ridiculous. Hope it was worth getting stampeded over by a bunch of crazed shoppers.
I didn't join in on the Black Friday madness either, Teresa.

Thomas Bruce said...

I'm with you, I stay completely away and value my sleep and personal safety.

John Carey said...

A few years back my wife and I went out and a more toned down version of this happened at Target. I remember watching a mother drag her 6 year son on the floor to get to a say. People actually spoke up and called her out on it to include myself. I told her that 40 percent off wasn't worth traumatizing her child. She told me it was none of my business.

WomanHonorThyself said...

you couldnt pay me to shop then hun! HOPE ya had a fabulous holiday weekend..I'm still

Quite Rightly said...

These people have more energy than I do. Or somebody else was doing all the Thanksgiving cooking and washing up after . . . . ;)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Merry "Black Friday" Christmas Teresa.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what these people would do if their was a disaster? Stock up on food now!