black friday...

Has anyone heard about 3 people getting killed because of Black Friday?? My first response, ashamedly, was to laugh, but then I thought about how twisted it really is...

Two men at Toys R Us shot each other, and a worker at Walmart was trampled to death by a surge of customers as he was opening the doors for them (CNN video). TRAMPLED. I don't shop on Black Friday because I think it exemplifies the disgusting commercialism of Christmas & I don't particularly enjoy pushy crowds - - now I'll be avoiding Black Friday shopping for more practical reasons - such as longevity.

Way to spread holiday cheer, America! Love, joy, peace & 24-hour deals!


  1. Ya that's pretty scary when people are dying over buying stuff.

    No thanks. I'd stay home!

  2. It sounds like one of those gross jokes of fate.

  3. When I heard what had happened I was, like you stunned and probably uttered some sarcastic comment, but now am almost brought to tears for not only the unfortunate nature of that worker's death, but the absurdity of what has become black Friday. I keep telling Sam that I want my "Albion Christmas" back... I had no clue there was such a thing as "black Friday" until my first year of college.