There’s something so infinitely sad and sickening about all of this.
The frantic rush to acquire useless Chinese tchotkes at a reduced price.
The doors of the store opening at 5.00 a.m. 5.00 a.m!!
200 people fighting to get at the meagre goodies manufactured by exploited and unregulated Chinese workers half a world away.
One poor store employee standing in the way, trying to control the onslaught of the crazed shopping mob.
He was then trampled to death by these very same shoppers while doing his best to do his job of crowd control.
A pregnant woman and another worker were also trampled and were subsequently hospitalized and released.
And this quote sums it up rather succintly:
“When they were saying they had to leave, that an employee got killed, people were yelling, 'I've been in line since Friday morning!'" Cribbs said. "They kept shopping."