Monday, December 1, 2008

Guest Post: Black Friday Worker Gets Trampled To Death

This guest post was written by friend of EIGN jg3.

So perhaps you've seen this, but it was news under my rock this morning. Buy Nothing Day also called Black Friday was a very dark day indeed for one poor guy who worked at a Wal-Mart in New York. Just after the doors opened at 5 AM the surging crowd of shoppers trampled him to death.

I have to stop and think about this for a second. Here we have some schmuck who has to show up at 4 AM to make his $8/hour as a greeter -- clearly not hazard pay -- and the frenzied crowd "literally broke down the doors" to get in. That says a lot about their level of human-to-human courtesy and personal space all so they can get doorbuster deals on cheap, Chinese-made shit painted with lead. What the fuck, people? I know the economy is rough these days, but maybe you should just "buy less shit" rather than killing people in your rush to suck up the loss-leaders. Think for a second about what you're doing and why you're doing it! I'm all for the generous spirit of the season, but is it worth the life of Jdimytai Damour so you can save 20% off list price for a GPS? How about you just use a map!

Christ, get some Perspective, Man!

[Image: Garmin nuvi666 shows the fastest path to hell, with voce navigation! (credit: Garmin)]

jg3 is the creative force behind the hilarious, if rarely updated, slack-hacker blog. Do yourself a favor and read it now. It is way funnier than this site.

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