Apparently it was an okay Black Friday this year – no one died. There were just muggings, and pepper spraying from a crazy bitch who decided to pepper spray her fellow shoppers to get them out of her way. I also read about store security pepper spraying for crowd control, and I think I saw mention of a taser.
Really? Really? Anyone who can read that and NOT think that society is going to hell in a handbasket has an optimism I don’t share.
Consider the picture (commentary added is mine): this was the scene at a local store after their midnight opening. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? Why do they have to destroy the display so that no one else can shop it too? How can anyone think it’s okay tear merchandise out of boxes and then to throw it on the floor? Are we toddlers?
This is one of the reasons I had to take a break from retail. I was afraid if I worked another holiday I’d be taking hostages, because people’s entitled behavior is just getting worse and worse, and retail workers just have to take it and take it because their corporate overlords want the customer’s money.
It’s not just in stores either. Apparently Sephora’s website was unavailable for some part of the day and the level of vitriol on their fan page was awe-inspiring. I guess it IS the worst thing in the world to not be able to shop the day after Thanksgiving.
People can really suck.