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Friday, November 28, 2008

Why I'm one of those "Buy Nothing Friday" types

I despise crowds for shopping on Black Friday is the main reason. But today I despise them more after reading this:

Wal-Mart Worker Trampled To Death This Morning Wal-Mart Worker Trampled To Death This Morning

A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back."

The unidentified victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., police said.

Folks, no human life is worth the cheap, crappy goods in any store, let alone a Wal-Mart that pays only minimum wage.

Personally, I'll be buying fewer gifts this year, and the ones I buy are likely to be via e-commerce.

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