Friday, November 28, 2008

Boycott Black Friday

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.



  1. We were just talking about this in the area of the blog-o-sphere i hang out in. I did all of my shopping this year online, specifically on certain sites. It cuts the hassle, great prices and free delivery to anywhere.. gotta love that.

    As for 'the trampling'.. it IS unfortunate. I don't know what else to say - other than.. how could you let that happen to yourself? People (myself included) are ridiculous. This we know...

  2. Here in Canada we don't have Black Friday, but we do have Boxing Day which is the same thing. Boxing day is the day after Christmas, December 26th. This is when the stores have all their specials and people line up overnight to be first in line for those limited availability items, but generally the prices are good for the whole "Boxing Day" week, and you are also able to purchase on-line.

    You're right, this is a sad case of not having enough security guards in position to hold back the crowd until the doors are fully opened.


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