It’s that time of the year again where people have an excuse to rampage through stores and hunt down marked down TVs, DVD sets and grab that last $2 waffle maker.
However, there can be no excuse for the mindless savagery that concludes in critical injuries, fist fights and even deaths.
Black Friday has now been seen as a likely target for disaster where year after year, stores fail to provide proper crowd control and organization solutions that can prevent these devastating situations all for the sake of getting microwave at 40% off.
When you think of a disastrous time to do any shopping, most of us automatically think of the Christmas holidays, Boxing Day being the worst of them all. All that said, nothing can ever equate the madness and chaos that occurs once a year, on Black Friday!
The term “Black Friday” started when retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss which was known as “in the red” from January through November, and “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or score “in the black”. Unfortunately, the only red and black that the consumers experience are the multiple bruises they endure while risking their lives just to get that Xbox One or PS4.
Ever see a woman so bent on getting a game console, she comes prepared with pepper spray? Or how about an all out brawl over a flatscreen television? Seeing two men shoot each other dead in a Wal-Mart parking lot over a shopping feud only convinces me that shopping online is the way to go! Heck…if a marine can get shanked and a pregnant woman trampled, a red flag raises in my head. When it comes to Black Friday, the lengths these crazed and somewhat disturbed consumers go to will blow your mind.