Saturday, November 26, 2011

Who Are These People?

No really, I want to know
Who are these people?
from Drudge
Woman pepper sprays other Black Friday shoppers to 'gain upper hand'

'Girls punching each other' over yoga pants sale at Victoria's Secret
Literally, girls were punching each other,” said shopper Liz Wentling. “They threw little bags in baskets and they were just like, ‘Here.’ Girls were literally shoving each other, moms were getting into it.”

Mayhem over $2 waffle maker

Grandfather smashed to the ground as he tried to protect grandson from crowd

and the ultimate

Man dies shopping on Black Friday; unfazed shoppers walked around, stepped over body

Really, what does all this Black Friday nonsense say about us as a society?

How did we become a society of consumers who are afraid
that we can't import another bazillion big screen TVs from China
or that there will ever be any scarcity in yoga pants
Has consumerism pushed our collective IQ to the left end of the bell curve?

Every day of my life I am thankful to work in an internet business with clients who are smart, gracious, grateful and all around classy.
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Anonymous said...

Great post, very well said, it's utterly disgusting what 'want' drives people to do.

The enchanted home said...

ONE WORD CRAZY!!!! I would never ever want to be part of this.

Faux Fuchsia said...

The world has gone MAD. This is why I internet shop x

Jill said...

Ditto that!

teawithonesugarplease said...

Speechless - and they want to bring Black Friday over here to the UK!!! So glad it didn't happen

David Toms said...

You know I really cannot understand behaviour like this. It seems that in the pursuit of a bargain people leave human decency at home. I also find it interesting (now I hate to judge here), however the biggest spenders sometimes look like those who can afford it least.

The Preppy Princess said...

Greed. Really and truly, I cannot think of another reason for the behavior. From everything I have read these were not people racing to buy that one (or two or three) special gift to give someone.

Like you, I couldn't be happier to be living in an online store.

YONKS said...

Very well said - what a mad mad world we live in!

Ayana said...

I don't know... I don't understand them... getting killed for a pair of shoes, a blouse or less... Stupid!

helen tilston said...

What is happening to good old common sense? What happened to manners?
Solutions anyone?

Helen xx

Make Do Style said...

Unbelievable - couldn't believe it happened.


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