It really is Black Friday for one family in New York. A 34-year-old man New York man was knocked down when (according to Nassau police) "an unruly shoppers physically broke down the front door to rush inside." The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead this morning at 6:00 a.m. A pregnant woman shopper was also injured and taken to the hospital. her condition is still unknown at this time.
To me, this is a sad reflection of the desperate times we live in financially. Pundits have called this day Black Friday in reference to businesses coming out in "the black" this holiday shopping season. Still, I find it hard to believe that people wanted a "good deal" that badly, where they felt they had to actually break into the store! These are hard times in more ways than one.
My sympathies go out this Friday morning to the family of that poor man who died while working in Wal-Mart. The whole situation makes me feel sick.
I already hate Wal-Mart's business practices and have even wrote a column that is going in this Sunday's Times-Standard about Wal-mart's affect on the economy. Especially this season. Little did I know something like this would happen to put a punctuation mark on the price of doing business. CLICK HERE to read more.