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Is it just me or is this Black Friday thing out of hand?

By robo_dev ·
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Did it ever occur to the massive crowds waiting in line to simply go on a little looting spree?

Think about it, they are there in force at 4AM, and they seem VERY motivated to save money on electronics. Their honesty and civility is their downfall...they wait like sheep in the cold and dark of night in line waiting for the $5 an hour security guard to unlock the $5 lock on the door.

A simple brick through the window and those 42" LCD televisions, food processors, and tablet computers are now FREE (100% discount!).

As if a team of four or five underpaid and overweight store security guards are going to stop a mob of a thousand motivated shoppers.

Save Money, Live Better!

They could be home by 5:00AM enjoing their savings.

(This is not a serious proposal or recommendation, by the way).

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A strong & obvious law enforcement presence

by NickNielsen In reply to Is it just me or is this ...

is usually sufficient deterrent.

The Walmarts around here usually have local police & sheriff's deputies in the parking lots during those early hours.

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So they are the ones

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to A strong & obvious law en ...

Getting the free stuff so that no one else does right?

Col

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Here's what you missed if you didn't go shopping last night

by AV . In reply to Is it just me or is this ...

A scene from a Walmart somewhere. Watch when the older lady bites the hand of some guy trying to take her phone at the end. Looks like a cattle drive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O6IMYSSs7c

AV

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Gotta love those polite senior citizens!

by robo_dev In reply to Here's what you missed if ...
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where I shop for my computer junk . . .

by Who Am I Really In reply to Is it just me or is this ...

they have one every month now
I get an email flyer once a month for this particular event !

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Sensationalism

by velvetz11 In reply to Is it just me or is this ...

Nothing in this world could lead me to the hysteria of such greed. It only compounds the chaos by putting sheeple on a time line. I meant people.

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Most people are honest

by john.a.wills In reply to Is it just me or is this ...

most of the time. I think. I hope.

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They have been known to trample on one another and get into fights

by JJFitz In reply to Is it just me or is this ...

I believe that there have been cases of looting as well.

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Friday was a GREAT day!

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Is it just me or is this ...

We took the new terrier mix / mutt over to Congaree National Park and let her fertilize the big trees. Calm winds, sunshine, upper 60s, nobody fighting over anything except the squirrels arguing over acorns. I can't figure out why; there were plenty of them and they weren't on sale. Did I mention it was our 29th anniversary? And we had PIZZA!

http://www.nps.gov/cong/index.htm

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