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Did you hear about the Wal-Mart in Long Island?

The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "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."

Another woman, a shopper, was pregnant and she was trampled. Paramedics came but she had lost the baby. And as both victims were being treated by paramedics, shoppers were rushing around them, few stopping.

Something is seriously wrong with our culture. How could we be so into a bargain that we literally ignore human life? Is that the meaning of Christmas?

Be careful about shopping today on Black Friday. Bargains are great, but how much better not to buy at all, and just to bake cookies? Why do we think presents make Christmas?

I know there's a balance, but may we never be caught in something like this.

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At 1:03 PM , Blogger Jennifer said…

Oh my heavens! That is one reason that I don't even bother shopping on Black Friday! People are crazy! The all mighty dollar and saving one makes people act heartless, vicious and without regard to another human being.

It is not worth any amount of money that I could possibly save to fight those crowds and greedy people.

I am shocked!

Have a SAFE and BLESSED Holiday season!


At 1:34 PM , Blogger Dianna said…

So sad that people are so focused on money these days. :)


At 1:50 PM , Blogger Tracey said…

So sad...another good reason that I refuse to shop on Black Friday!


At 3:16 PM , Blogger Clippy Mat said…

that is just awful.
how sad.


At 3:46 PM , Blogger Kaye Butler said…

I refuse to shop on Black Friday.

How awful for those families who now have to plan a funeral at Christmas time.

I work in a funeral home and no time is a good time.


At 1:16 AM , Blogger Mrs. Querido said…

Horrifying. What has our country come to? We are a selfish, self-centered, self-absorbed nation. What a tragedy for those families. I am revolted.

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