Never Have I Ever seen the craziness I saw last night in WalMart. The big sale started at 10:00 PM and we got there just a little before. The parking lot was full and cars were parked at the neighboring hotels and gas stations. Not long after being in the store, the loud speaker announced that cars were being towed for parking on private property. At exactly 10:00 PM I heard screaming and stood back to watch as people climbed over each other snatching towels and pillows like they were the last ones on earth. People were shouting and pushing and shoving. Seriously? Is the economy so bad that we have become barbaric over a pillow.
You see, I went early to buy a mini chopper at the great deal of $2.97 for someone on my list. In less than 60 seconds they were gone. What really got to me was seeing people walk around the store carrying ten. Did they really need all ten choppers?
Alas, as I made my way across the store, I watched in astonishment as people returned to their carts of stuff to discover that someone had snatched their cart and their finds. It was the biggest mob I’ve ever seen. At times, the closterphobia threatened to envelop my sanity…I just wanted to escape. The problem was…I was trapped inside this mob!
After what seemed like hours (but was probably actually only minutes) my mom and I managed to escape the mayhem. I heard today that someone actually used pepper spray on another customer for cutting in line.
Is this what the holiday season has come to? Are we thankful on Thursday and the death angel of the Black plague the next? Ok, maybe that’s a little extreme but what happened to peace on earth and good will to all men?
Never will I ever go to WalMart when the sales start on Black Friday again.