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» Monday, December 01, 2008
Nothing Worth Dying For
Wal-Mart Death Preventable, Union Says

Was WallyWorld partially responsible? Maybe—wasn't there and don't know. But I do remember the last and only time we went to a big box store for a deal: it was so long ago that we considered getting a VCR for $70 a real deal. We joined a line of chatting, friendly people in line at 5 a.m. Best Buy employees were helpful; they passed out maps of the store and coupons for the limited items. And then, WHAM! when the doors opened, a bunch of people who weren't even waiting in the line jumped the line and pushed their way in ahead of everyone who'd been waiting. The Best Buy security guards couldn't do a thing about it; there were just too many rude bastards who had to be first. They couldn't be bothered to wait and they couldn't be bothered to be polite. That new computer or PDA or DVD player was just too damn important.

So maybe that WalMart didn't have enough security, but if people had bothered to be polite and in control, it wouldn't have happened in the first place.

It just gets worse every year. Do parents teach their kids self-control anymore? It's all "I want, I want, and I don't care what I have to do to get it!"

It's just STUFF, people! It's not worth hurting anyone over.