Fatal Consumerism

We stayed home on Black Friday, pretty much all day. We simply can’t stand the orgy of consumerism that goes on, not to mention the parking lots.

It seems that a temp employee was killed while trying to unlock the doors at Walmart, Friday morning. I find this kind of thing absolutely disgusting. There is nothing available at Walmart, or any other store, that is worth being this discourteous, not to mention killing someone for. How can you not know that you’re stepping on a person in your rush to buy that TV or Webkinz or whatever?

And, of course, this is the event that turned out particularly bad. How many other places around the country did people put aside ordinary politeness to get a few dollars off of something that they really didn’t need in the first place?

Positively disgusting.