Friday, November 28, 2008

Dying for a Bargain

A crowd rushing into a Long Island, NY, Walmart store crushed and killed a man working at the store. On the same news channel that reported this death was showing happy crowds of shoppers rushing into other stores around the country early this morning. The joy of capitalism apparently will not be marred by one death and a couple of injuries. The price of shopping can be high. Oh yes, and Walmart released a statement that they were "saddened" by the death of the 34-year old man who worked for a "temporary employement agency" serving the company. Interesting try to disassociate crushing death with Walmart. A co-worker, Jimmy Overby, told the NY Daily News that the man was "bum-rushed by 200 people. They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too ... I literally had to fight people off my back."

And a happy beginning to the season of mass consumer spending to all.


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

It's been a terrific 48 hours to be a human being, generally speaking. where is there a rock i can climb under?

11:52 PM  

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