"Black Friday took a grim turn when a Walmart employee in New York died after bargain hunters broke down the doors to the store.
The 34-year-old male employee was pronounced dead one hour after shoppers broke down the doors to the shopping center in Valley Stream, N.Y., and knocked him down at around 5 a.m. Friday, police said.
A 28-year-old pregnant woman was also taken in for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries during the incident, police said."
Why? Why is it so important to ruin the holidays for that one low priced item? If you have to wait until the price drops on something, you probably don't need it anyway. Now a man is dead an three others were injured when shoppers couldn't wait to get into a store! Couldn't wait until the doors were actually opened? This needs to stop. Humans are more valuable than items even low priced ones. This is our world? killing people for stuff? Merry Christmas, huhn? Or rather Bah Humbug!
I am calling all Christians to come back to the reason for the season. I am calling all those who celebrate Christmas to think of others. I know I lamented my own inabilities to make G's Christmas sprakle-ie and bright. Thankfully she is not at the age to want and demand things; it is not her personality.
We can't keep up this materialistic view of Christmas or in general our lifestyles. Life is valuable. That 34 year old man had a family, he was a mother's son and now the day after Thanksgiving he is dead because people were so selfish and self interested they pushed the door in and killed him!! Nothing like a death to realize what this season should be about and that is life, family, and God (first). Even Hanukkah celebrates life and G-d's salvation in the saving of the Jews and restoring of the temple by the Maccabees.
Let's remember in all the stresses of this time the reasons we celebrate and say a prayer for this man's family through this time. If we didn't shop on Friday after Thanksgiving the stores wouldn't have a reason to rush on this day.