Massive Walmart Scuffle Over Cell Phones is Just Plain Stupid
I'd argue that Black Friday itself isn't evil, though it does expose human greed in its ugliest form. Deeply discounted electronics items are in short supply, and because some of the deals are so stellar -- several stores were selling 40-inch LCD TVs for less than $200, for example -- there's always a mad dash to snatch up those items first.
At what looks like a Walmart store somewhere in the U.S., Black Friday shoppers fought over low priced cell phones. The ensuing scuffle, caught on video and uploaded to YouTube, is sad, stupid, silly, disheartening, and a whole bunch of other adjectives. Check it out (note that there is some faintly heard rough language later in the video):
I don't know where this took place, only that it happened last night. Throughout the video, there's lots of pushing, yelling, grabbing, and generally shoppers making fools of themselves.
Though the hottest items are likely sold out by now, there are still many deals to be had throughout the day and over the course of the weekend. If, like me, you plan on venturing out into the wild this weekend, stay safe out there.