So... last Friday, around 8:30 AM, I went and participated in Black Friday. There were tons of people running around, and everyone had large bags stuffed with "stuff."
I stepped out with socks for $1.05, including tax. Big spender, right? Well, I'm a frugal Chinese and damn proud of it.
Frankly, even though I participated in the frenzy, slowly meandering (and probably pissing the hell out of everyone walking behind me) through the aisles... I really didn't understand why everyone was so happy to say goodbye to their money.
By the time I left the mall, the cash register lines stretched out across the store! It didn't strike me as odd or appalling until now. Now, that I've heard about the Wal-Mart death. Customers pushed down a Wal-Mart employee. The employee was trampled by hundreds of crazed customers for "several minutes" as other employees tried to reach him. When customers were told that they needed to leave the store because someone died, they refused and kept shopping.
INSANITY! And so revolting... Are people really that gross???