Saturday, November 29, 2008


There were a lot of big sales the day after Thanksgiving. Stores opened super early for Black Friday, customers lined up hours beforehand to get inside first, the usual. But at one Wal-Mart, an employee was actually trampled and killed when customers pushed their way into the store.

"Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers
stepped over him and became irate when officials said the store was closing
because of the death, police and witnesses said."

I get it. You want to get the plasma TV for an obscenely low price. In this economy, you've got to be a savvy shopper. But are you seriously going to run over a person on your way to low prices? Basically, you're going to walk away thinking, "Did I kill that guy?"

Or maybe not. From the article, it sounds like the people who were doing the trampling didn't care so much that someone had died:

"When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people
were yelling `I've been on line since yesterday morning,'" she said. "They kept

We all love special deals, but you killed someone. Get a little perspective, please.