Friday, November 28, 2008

Merry Christmas & Don't Trip Over the Bodies

Known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is considered by many in retail as the busiest shopping day of the year. And despite all the dire economic news of the last several months, shoppers crowded stores as early as 5 A.M.

In one particularly heartwarming tale, a Wal-Mart employee in New York was literally trampled to death by the crowd that surged through the doors when the store opened. Other employees who tried to help him were also knocked around by the stampede of shoppers. Even the police officers who tried to restore order were being jostled.

Many people are horrified by what happened. On the other hand, the store was selling 50" plasma TV's for $798, so why let a dead guy spoil the fun?

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