At a New York WalMart, Black Friday sales went too far for one employee. He died 6 a.m. on Thursday morning after being trampled on by inconsiderate shoppers with no respect for the life of anyone. Should these shoppers be punished or let free? In fact, when shoppers were told that an employee had died after being trampled on – many of the shoppers backlashed – complaining that they had been waiting in line since 10 the day before and they weren’t leaving, no matter who died.
These people should be punished. At no cost should a man die, there is no reason for a man to lose his life in such a way. It is unacceptable for a man to die for others to shop. It’s flat out disgusting. What’s worse is that none of the customers felt obligated to help get the man out of the way of the chaos. He died so others could get a good deal on a TV – and that’s absurd, disgusting, flat out wrong and those people should be ashamed of themselves.
I have to wonder if this is really what America is coming to. The choice between saving a man’s life or getting a good deal on a TV – and people chose the TV. Is that all he is worth? To his friends, his family, his life was not in vain so that a few people could get a good deal on a TV? Absolutely disgusting.
But that’s not the worst of it. On the other side of the country – in California, 2 people were shot dead at a Toys R Us. Shot dead, over toys. TOYS!
Do people have no realizations of the consequences of their actions? Honestly, is it really worth the life of others so your child can have the latest and greatest toy? No.
While your child will be disappointed, no doubt – it’s even more disappointing for the families of those whom you shot down just for that toy. Their Christmas will be sad and miserable as they mourn the death of their family member. Their family member, who lost their life, for a toy.
It’s unbelievable that Americans have stooped to such disgustingly low levels. Any American who puts the value of the material, replaceable items on sale over the life of a fellow American should be severely punished. There is no toy, no TV, no electronics, no bed sheets, no vacuums – nothing is more important than the life of another human being. It is unacceptable to murder someone in cold blood so that way you can get a few bucks off something in the store. It is disgusting that there are people out there who will willingly trample someone to death and then insist that finishing their shopping is more important than living a store where a man was killed by their actions.
To those Americans: I am ashamed for you, others around the country are disgusted by your actions, by your selfishness. The holidays are about giving and caring, not trampling and shooting. Your holiday season is no more important than anyone else’s and I hope you are seriously punished for your actions and your lack of respect for others. Even here in Michigan I was afraid to leave my home, because the few times when I had to run out I was almost hit on several different occasions by people running red lights to get the mall. These weren’t just-turned-red lights, these were red lights that had been red for nearly 20 seconds, people were crossing streets, cars were in the intersection and these people carelessly floored it through, honking their horns as if we’re the ones in the wrong. To risk the life of yourself and those around you for a material object is disgusting.
I’m disappointed in these people – and I hope many others are as well.
Keep your holiday shopping safe, because no life is worth losing over a TV. My deepest condolences go out to the families of the loved ones whose lives were lost because of careless holiday shoppers.