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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 01:43 AM
Response to Reply #70
72. Maybe you're right and my initial shock at this
Is just making me react more strongly than I normally would. But it sickens me, at times when we're constantly hearing about economic crisis all over the world. When we're facing the possibility of another great depression. Consumerism is definitely part of the problem. Perhaps in time my disgust with and anger for those that rushed in will dissipate, but had that man been my Brother, Father, friend...

I'm sure Walmart could have taken the proper measures to prevent this altogether, and they ought to be held legally and morally responsible for not doing so. But it really isn't in me to say they're entirely responsible. They didn't force those people to wait for four hours and charge the doors.

It's just really sick and really sad and it blows my mind completely. I couldn't even imagine waiting for ten minutes in a line outside Walmart, let alone for hours. But then I wouldn't be mad enough to shop there on Black Friday either.

Perhaps the crowd isn't legally responsible... perhaps, but they are certainly morally responsible to an extent.

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