photo courtesy of Huffington Post
It never fails! Every year we get to see the worst in humanity during Black Friday!
People will try to cut in line in front of hundreds of shoppers. There will be fights over parking spaces, places in line, and discounted items. People will steal items right out of shoppers’ cars once they fill up their cars and head back for more. People will even trample over their fellow man just to get 40% off of a DVD player!
Couldn’t even make it out of the parking lot!
After they made their purchases, they put them in the car and went to JC Penney. A few minutes later, they returned, and the goods were gone.
What makes it worse (for the women, at least), is that they were camped out at the store since Wednesday! So that means they spent their Thanksgiving outside in a Best Buy parking lot! Here they are being interviewed:
Serious about her toy!
Maybe they should have had this woman with them! According to CNN, she tried to cut in front of a few hundred shoppers who were already waiting in line!
Okay, I can imagine someone managing to cut in front of a person who was blabbing to their spouse. Maybe they could even get in front of a second person who is busy reading a text message. But, how in the world do you get the guts to cut in front of several hundred people?!?!?!?!
Of course she was confronted but a lot of tired, cold, and angry shoppers! At this point most people would have given up and went to the back of the line, but not her. She decides to threaten to go get her gun and shoot anyone who had a problem with her cutting in line!
photo courtesy of CNN
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!?!?! You can’t make this stuff up! Here is what she had to say for herself:
Everybody was cutting in line… I’m not a violent person, but police charged me with disorderly conduct.
…I just wanted to get my daughter the toy that she wanted for Christmas, which probably won’t be there when I go today.
So she just went to jail and all she can think about is going back to the store where she threatened to shoot people? This is why I stay home every year!
Should trampling become an Olympic sport?
In what is becoming a common theme, shoppers were trampled inside a Target as the doors opened early Friday morning. Here is the video from inside Target:
I’ll trade you this Playstation for that car!
Also, in a different shopping plaza at least 10 shoppers had their cars towed away while they shopped at Best Buy!
These shoppers decided to park in a lot belonging to a T-Mobile store. Apparently it will cost these shoppers $335 to get their car out of impound!
“We’re going to have to return our gifts that we bought on Black Friday just to get the car from tow,” said Lavorn Ford, who had purchased a Playstation 3 for his son. “It’s frustrating because you get up early in the morning to get your kids stuff for Christmas and then this stuff happens.”
Ummm…does he not realize that he did something wrong? 🙄
According to the store manager, Brian Fisher, “Our lot was full by 4 and then again by 6, so we would have opened up our business and not had any spots.”
I really don’t see anything wrong with the manager’s actions in this case. Maybe he could have asked the Best Buy manager to make an announcement to warn the customers first – especially if his lot wasn’t clearly marked with a sign explaining the consequences.
Raise my taxes and I’ll bust you in the mouth!
The last piece of Black Friday 2010 news that I found to be odd is what happened to President Obama! In the picture above, he can be seen holding tissue against his bloody mouth on his way to receive 12 stitches in his upper lip! No, this didn’t happen because someone was frustrated with how Obama is running this country into the ground.
According to this Huffington Post story, he was elbowed in the mouth by Rey Decerega, Director of Programs for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. It happened during a game of basketball.
Maybe he should have went to Best Buy instead!
Okay, that’s enough of the Black Friday craziness for me. I wonder what Cyber Monday 2010 will look like!