Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Disgust

I don't usually use this blog as a place for complaining, airing my disgust with people,talking politics or airing opinions which may offend or irritate others. There are places for that. This blog is not one. This blog is my attempt at focusing on the good/beautiful/enriching things that I find for a bargain or for free. The good things in my life.

Having said that, I need to step away from that mission for a minute.

A Wal-Mart worker was KILLED today when shoppers broke down the doors at Wla-Mart in Long Island TO GO SHOPPING.

Broke them down! For what? A deal on an Ipod? For Christmas. A holiday where we celebrate the Birth of Christ. A man was killed. For cheap crap from China. People in such a frenzy for stuff with no regard for the safety of others. With only the sale on their mind. People kept going, few stopped. PEOPLE KEPT SHOPPING. What have we turned into? What are we teaching our children? This isn't a 3rd world country and these were not starving people stampeding for food to feed their children. These were adults still stuffed from Thanksgiving, beginning the gluttony that has become Christmas giving. To beat their neighbor to the cheap crap made in Chinese Sweatshops to give to their love ones.

With no regard for the loved ones of others.

With more than 200 people waiting in line, literally BUSTING THE DOORS DOWN, it's hard to imagine that this country is actually in a state of economic upheaval.

The madness of Christmas giving reached it's unfortunate crescendo this morning.

It's sickening.


Krista said...

I know how you feel. My heart just breaks for this mans family. I really hope the people who were there enjoy their crap.

I called my mom to make sure she was ok, because she is a greeter at Walmart. My boys overheard the voice mail and they too are disgusted. Christian (my 16yo) just kept saying "That is just so stupid" and "For a stupid Christmas present?"

Karley Ziegler Mott said...

I completely agree, Christine. To think that scoring what was probably an electronics item for $10 off was worth KILLING A HUMAN BEING breaks my heart.

In preschool Nicholas learned what we all do as children--to stand in line quietly and wait his turn.

A human being DIED today. Someone lost a sibling, maybe a parent--a CHILD to someone--because of greed, selfishness and the thrill of the "hunt" for a material item.

People continued to trample this HUMAN BEING in order to go SHOPPING. Whatever happened to decency and the DUTY we have as humans to help our fellow human beings?

Christine said...

It's insane Krista. I can't even imagine having to come to terms with the fact that my loved one was killed by Christmas shoppers.....That's insane.

Christine said...

Karley-You took the words out of my mouth. That's exactly how I was feeling!

Krista said...

His name was Jdimytai Damour. He was temp holiday help and was there as a maintenance man.

The detective in charge of the investigation said that the store didn't have adequate security and that the people who ran him over could face charges.

"I've heard other people call this an accident, but it is not. Certainly it was a foreseeable act," said the detective.

Unfortunately, no one took the time to see it.

Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death