Black Friday has a new meaning when a young man is trampled to death opening the store front doors to a crowd of shoppers.
"Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down"
Will the store still turn a profit after the lawsuit and insurance payout? Probably. Will people still rush stores to save $48.88 on a brand new, state of the art, next big ticket item next year? Probably. Will this tragedy be forgotten and commercialism still shine? Probably.
But all it would take is for this one store to lead the way in stopping this senseless madness. Offer specials all weekend or a week and provide a 30 day raincheck for any item not available. Stop people from camping out for two days on their doorstep to be the first in line. And prevent another tragedy in the name of profit.
We all need to stop and think, think about Jdimytai Damourand and his family, not just this year, but next year and every year.