Friday, November 25, 2005

I guess I missed it 

Huh. Seems today, Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day of the year. And this year's crowds were bigger than ever before! Guess I missed out on all the fun. What kind of fun? Fun like:

In Cascade Township, east of Grand Rapids, Mich., a woman fell as dozens of people rushed into a store for the 5 a.m. opening. Several stepped on her, and a few became entangled as a man pushed them to the ground to keep them away.

When the rush ended, the woman and a 13-year-old girl suffered minor injuries.


Tempers flared at a Wal-Mart in Orlando, Fla., where a man allegedly cut in line to buy a bargain notebook computer and was wrestled to the ground, according to a video shown by an ABC affiliate, WFTV-TV.

And large crowds...

Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive of Federated Department Stores Inc., which operates Macy's, estimated the flagship Herald Square store attracted about 1,000 people for the 6 a.m. opening.

At a Best Buy Co. store at CambridgeSide Galleria, in Cambridge, Mass., the line of about 400 shoppers snaked through the indoor mall for the 5 a.m. store opening.

Meanwhile, about 100 people lined up for the 6. a.m. opening in freezing weather outside the Super Target in Apex, N.C., about 10 miles south of Raleigh.

Meredith Carter, 29, from Apex, took the first spot in line when she arrived around 4:50 a.m., about 10 minutes after the veteran Black Friday shopper woke up.

Ahh! I feel so warm and snug knowing that the economy is doing so well and that rampant consumerism is gaining in popularity. Not to mention the wonder feeling of brotherhood (or sisterhood, whatever) and togetherness that flows between strangers overcome with the Holiday Spirit.

Goddamn holiday Spirit. Who knew the bastard was such a greedy self-centered S.O.B.

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