Monday, December 01, 2003

The almighty dollar 

The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. There are myriad sales which makes it a great time to get your holiday shopping done, and the amount of money being spent in mind-boggling. For example, Wal-Mart sold $1.52 BILLION in products nationwide.

However, the story that really caught my attention was this one. Apparently, people were in such a hurry to take advantage of a huge DVD player sale, that when the doors open, the woman in front was trampled repeatedly, even though the woman's sister was trying to help her up. She ended up being hospitalized. All of this for a DVD player? This is one of the things that frustrates me about people. These shoppers were so blinded by greed that they were willing to kill someone, essentially, FOR A DVD PLAYER! It's not as though it was a food line, and these were starving people. It was an entertainment piece! The fact that a piece of electronics took precedence over a person's life is despicable. I think it would be great if they could take the security video and identify the tramplers, and hold them responsible for what they did-make them pay this woman's hospital bills. And take their precious DVD players back.

Question-would the trampled woman have behaved any different had it been someone other than her on the ground?

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Name: Corey
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