Friday, November 28, 2008

A Good Reason to Hate Going to Wal-Mart

I saw this on Reuters and thought I would share it:

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A man working for Wal-Mart (WMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) was killed on Friday when a throng of shoppers surged into a Long Island, New York, store and physically broke down the doors, a police spokesman said.
The 34-year-old man was at the entrance of the Valley Stream Walmart store just after it opened at 5 a.m. local time and was knocked to the ground, the police report said.
The exact cause of death was still to be determined by a medical examiner.

My prayers go out to the family of this man.

Ok, I think it is time for us to have a reality check here. There isn't anything in Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy or any other retail store that is so important as to call for this behavior. If little Timmy doesn't get his X-Box 360 this year, he's not going to fall over dead. This is the same kind of behavior I expect from 12 year old girls at a Miley Cirus concert, not grown men and women.

And we wonder why our capitalist system isn't working. Two words for you: human greed.

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