Thanksgiving is the special time in the United States when we take the time to be with our families and give thanks for all of our blessings. Ironically, the following day is the largest shopping event of the year, "Black Friday" or "Greedsgiving©" and even "Excessfest©". This year it is totally out-of-control...
Just before 5 this morning, a WalMart employee was trampled to death as the glass sliding doors were broken down by 2000 anxious WalMart deal-seekers [NYT] who had been waiting outside the store for opening time.
Later in the day, two men killed eachother in Toys'R'Us with handguns during an argument [AP].
Like my sister says, online shopping looks more appealing than ever. Check out eBay or Amazon or ReCellular for used stuff.
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