NEW YORK (AP) — A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday when "out-of-control" shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and witnesses said.
So, I've thought a lot about dying ever since I got my pharmacy license, and up until today I would have said drowning would be the worst way to go. Getting trampled by the type of people who get excited by a sale at Wal-Mart however, would definitely be worse than drowning.
Items on sale at the store included a Samsung 50-inch Plasma HDTV for $798, a Bissel Compact Upright Vacuum for $28, a Samsung 10.2 megapixel digital camera for $69 and DVDs such as "The Incredible Hulk" for $9.
Yeah, If I'm gonna get trampled, I would at least want to be trampled by people who like movies that don't suck. I suppose getting trampled by people who actually read books would be too much to ask.
In what I would nominate as the most insincere statement ever, Wal-Mart Senior Vice President Hank Mullany had this to say:
Despite all of our precautions, this unfortunate event occurred, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those impacted.
How eloquent and touching. Especially the part where the first thing mentioned is the (ineffective) precautions taken. I can only dream that my eulogy will be framed in such a way that seems to imply the thoughts and prayers going out to my family are mostly concerned that they will be open to a quick out of court settlement.
Civilization is doomed. That is a pretty good deal an a vacuum cleaner though.