Well, stalkers, here we are again. Before getting started on the mass hysteria that happened all over the United States today, I want to say that I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a very happy one, and that you had a lot for which to be thankful. That being said, many followed up their giving of thanks with massive shopping binges that, yet again, resulted in more than a few casualties. People endured fist fights, broken bones, and, tragically, several serious injuries and deaths, in order to get 32" HD TVs for $150.00. Good times!
The controversy involving Black Friday surfaced even earlier this year due to the fact that many stores opened their doors at 12-1am this morning, so their employees in theory didn't really get a full holiday. I know, I know, that's retail for you, but it still kind of sucks. One can only imagine that part of the reason the stores did this was to avoid any injuries or more serious tragedies ... but it didn't quite go down like that.
As the dust settles, there are reports of shoppers getting pepper sprayed -- actually, someone at Wal-Mart pepper sprayed other shoppers as well. There were fist fights, broken bones, and who knows what else. People have been trampled left and right, with some of these incidents ending in death.
I'm all for sales, but this is getting really out of hand. It's especially ironic that events like this take place after the day we're supposed to give thanks for all of our blessings.
I'm not going to go off on a tangent because I scored a lot of presents for friends and family myself -- but I promise, I shopped unarmed. My question is, are these big deals worth it? Or are people soon going to be too afraid to venture out of their homes on the biggest (and most violent) shopping day of the year? If you've got any Black Friday horror stories, sound off! And if you're all for all the deals and steals, sound off about that, too! Just let us know what you think!
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