1. Some shopper couldn't get that $89.00 TV at a WalMart so he ran out and took the Salvation Army Kettle and all.
2. In Chicago, another lovely shopper made his door buster a five finger discount and ran out the store where his buddy
was waiting in a getaway car. The cops chased them. A cop got stuck trying to stop the perps and they took off.
The cop shot at least one of the perps. He can now give his nare do well family or friends a bullet for Christmas.
3. Several fights in parking lots for parking spaces.
4. Many instances of trampeling and people got knocked over and hurt.
I can probably list a dozen more instances and chances are more stories will come out as the night wears on.
This whole Black Friday crap which now engulfs Thanksgiving demonstrates how our society is gullable and pliable. A sad sordid state of affairs.
Now please bear in mind I'm a holiday hater and proud of it. This time of the year is just a big fat nusciance. If I had the time and the funds, I'd be travelling and checking out other nations, having a great time doing A. Net trip reports, reviews on Trip Advisor and having fun and screw the holidays. I'd seek out areas where this holiday hype and BS is minimal.
For those of you which are the majority, by all means enjoy the holidays, spend till your cred cards are skinnier than Taylor Swift, get drunk till you puke (don't drive or operate machinery soussed). Listen to that God awful HOliday music and embrace those stupid obnoxious commercials put forth by the big retail giants. Just check your attitude at the door. People get too stressed out over this time of the year and become less than likeable.
OK my rant is done for now! Lets hear your stories of Black Friday Hell and please share what you don't like about the holidays. If you call me a meany and or scrooge so be it. I'll wear those labels if need be.
For those of you like me who detest all the holiday crass commercialism and especially lame commercials holiday or otherwise I invite you to visit