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A True Black Friday

By Wyatt Earp | November 28, 2008

One dead, two shot. Animals.

Three violent deaths in two stores marred the opening of the Christmas shopping season Friday.

In the first, a temporary Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death in a rush of thousands of early morning shoppers as he and other employees attempted to unlock the doors of a Long Island, New York, store at 5 a.m., police said.

In the second violent incident on what is historically one of the year’s busiest shopping days, two men were shot dead in a Toys “R” Us in Palm Desert, California, after they argued in the store, police said.

“This was utter chaos as these men tried to open the door this morning,” Fleming said. (H/TCNN)

At the risk of being banned for bringing religion into a blog, I’d like to remind people that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ. It’s not a day to see who can get the coolest gift, and it’s not a day to worship Santa Claus. Christmas – and the entire Christmas season – is about being decent to each other for about 30 days. You filthy animals have the other 300+ days to kill and main each other.

Frakkin’ morons.

Topics: WTF? | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “A True Black Friday”

  1. Morgan Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Sadly, every year seems to have at least one story of this kind of near-savagery customers seem to possess when they’re out Christmas shopping right after Thanksgiving.

    Destruction of property, personal injuries and even death; it’s the same story.

  2. RT Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    This is why I got a pedicure and manicure, today. I hate dealing with crowds and I hate high-maintenance morons.

    Yeah…it is worth killing someone over a stuffed, talking animal or a video game system. Asses.

  3. Old NFO Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    It’s no longer about Christ… It’s about greed, commercialism and keeping up with the Jones…

  4. Rick Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Old Nfo is right on target.
    I spent fifteen years in retail and saw the loons up close and personal.

  5. Kim Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    But, but, but if I don’t get that really neat, loud, obnoxious $1,000 toy, then you don’t really love me. WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 29th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Morgan – It started with The Great Cabbage Patch Caper.

    RT – Yet another reason to avoid stores on Black friday altogether.

    Old NFO – Then we should rename it Jones-mas!

    Rick – I spent a few years in retail, too, and I always tried to get Black Friday off. Not worth the aneurysm.

    Kim – Frak them. I’m getting my kids a sack of coal!

  7. Maggie Mama Says:
    November 29th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I had a different take on this….I don’t think those animals were going out to pick up those expensive toys to give to someone else.

    I can’t seem to bring myself to give them any altruistic motives.

    I think those low-lifes were actually picking up the “goodies” for themselves. Truly, selfish bastards.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 29th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Maggie – Entirely possible. Maybe they wanted an XBOX 360 or a Wii.

  9. Jason Says:
    November 30th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I went “rural” on Black Friday and cut our Christmas Tree. No crowds, no savages seeking bling; just a peaceful day of stripping Mother Earth of a sacred bush.

    I don’t get up early to stand in line for stores opening, concert tickets, electronic gadget releases, or any of that nonsense. I get up early to sit in a tree stand to await for food to walk into the woods.