Skip to comments.Man Cuts in Line, Is Wrestled to Ground(walmart sale)
Posted on 11/26/2005 3:26:21 AM PST by freepatriot32
ORLANDO, Fla. - Security guards wrestled a man to the ground in a Wal-Mart after he cut in line to get laptop computers that were on sale Friday, a television station reported.
The man started arguing with people inside the store, WFTV-TV in Orlando reported. He then started fighting with the guards, the station reported
One man told WFTV that the laptops were being thrown into the air and people rushed toward them, collapsing on each other. Another man described the scene as crazy.
Orlando police and Orange County sheriff's officials didn't return phone messages seeking comment. The store's manager referred questions to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., where officials at had no immediate comment.
I say dispense with all of this chaos, and just adopt a simple aluminum pole and an airing of grievances. It appears we already have a jump on the "feats of strength." :-)
Damn this Bush Economy.
I love these Black Friday feeding frenzy stories
I have nothing really against Walmart, but I nominate the one at Memorial and I-244 in Tulsa Oklahoma as the darkest, filthiest, most rat infested and poorly staffed Walmart in the nation.
I know it's a cliche, but it really is a shame that this is what Christmas has become.
File this story about crazy post-Thanksgiving day shoppers under the seasonal media report (SMR) category along with the "long lines at the airport" story the day before Thanksgiving or the local "creche menace" story before Christmas.
Some 95% of this sort of savage battling over obtaining and holding cheap goods in limited quantities is due to the herd impulses of humanity. This is driven by the same basic instincts that kick in when gas rationing and price controls are imposed at all gasoline stations, or a price war between two or more stations breaks out.
Underpricing goods, while the quantity is limited, is a strategy to set up these interpersonal conflicts. The effects would have been lessened if instead of a limited number of items at an artificially low price, the goods offered would have been put up at auction, and sold to highest bidder, one item at a time, which would have eventually ended up with a strike price at which the interested parties would have considered "fair".
This is an indicated field of human psychology that probably needs more study. Apparently there is a NEED to establish markets, an aspect of humanity which abolishes the myth of socialism forever.
"One man told WFTV that the laptops were being thrown into the air and people rushed toward them, collapsing on each other."
Laptops thrown into the air? That can't be good for them.
Actually I'm not all that opposed to some self-righteous bastard getting his tail whipped for cutting in front of people who obviouly made a committed effort to wake up, wait and stand in queue. Even if every one of them was in a bad mood, they at least, were behaving like a civilized people instead of some third world mob. Enough so that when an animal attempted to cut in line thee was enough of a justified complaint to take this forceful action. I'd scream, too!
Any publicity is good publicity in this case. Good for Walmart for showing "You might think you can get away with it but you're gonna pay in blood."
Agree. The Rodney King treatment is the appropriate response to jerks who cut into lines (and that's NOT intended as sarcasm).
How much are political freedoms worth if we are slaves of harmful desire?
Tossing a laptop in the air does not harm it.
It's the landing that messes things up.
With the other articles on Drudge this a.m., about chaos in Wal Marts across the nation....is the press trying to imply that Wal Mart is BAAAAD? I get a kick out of the 'agendas'our esteemed 'fourth estate' finds worthy of headlines and editorials.
I know it's a cliche, but it really is a shame that this is what Christmas has become."
Not what Christmas has become ... its what our society has become.
I read this stuff (and see a picture of a 73 year old women knocked to the ground at Walmart on Drudge) and say to myself "we must be in the final days". We're becoming like Rome in it's final days.
And the last minute tax filers.
The only time I throw my laptop in the air is when it soils itself.
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