And people wonder why I’ve lost faith in humanity…
Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down
By COLLEEN LONG – 42 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday after an “out of control” throng of shoppers eager for post-Thanksgiving bargains broke down the doors at a suburban store and knocked him to the ground, police said.
At least four other people, including a woman eight months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for observation or minor injuries, and the store in Valley Stream on Long Island closed for several hours before reopening…
…Kimberly Cribbs, who witnessed the stampede, said shoppers were acting like “savages.”
“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 shopping.”
Man at Wal-mart was killed by frenzied shoppers. They kept shopping.
Just yesterday I spent Thanksgiving by myself wandering the streets. Just as soon as you think you’re going to spend a holiday without a hitch, someone always comes through with that bullshit and just fucks up the evening for everybody. It seems to happen each and every holiday or special occasion around my place, so I avoid them entirely. Interestingly enough, the shittiest, most drama queen special occasions always fall on Christian holidays or birthdays. Not even my sister’s graduation was immune to drama. Fuck the holidays, fuck your birthdays, fuck all of it. Yesterday was just another Thursday; today is just another Friday, and that Wal-Mart worker, just another casualty of our vile capitalist excess eating away at what’s left of the collective soul.
It’s gonna be a long, silly, cynical season. I can’t wait til it’s over.