# Black Friday Shopping Mania

Last year one man was trampled to death by a shopping crowd rushing out of control. This isn't just about pepper spray.
Right, so unless one is obsessed with obtaining a particular item at a particular cost, then one needn't be concerned with trampling or getting trampled at black friday debacles. Point taken. Case closed. Let's move along.

Last year one man was trampled to death by a shopping crowd rushing out of control. This isn't just about pepper spray.
And last year sports fans took to the streets and rioted multiple times. That such incidents occur is not in dispute. What causes them is the question. When you have thousands of stores all across the United States having similar sales and you point to one incident as being an indicator of what to reasonably expect in such a scenario there is a problem with your logic.

rhody
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And last year sports fans took to the streets and rioted multiple times. That such incidents occur is not in dispute. What causes them is the question. When you have thousands of stores all across the United States having similar sales and you point to one incident as being an indicator of what to reasonably expect in such a scenario there is a problem with your logic.
Perhaps the "root cause" of all this hysteria is the focus on "things you can purchase leads to happiness", which indicates much deeper psychological issues, agree ? Clearly rampant consumerism is not the answer to society's ills..."

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turbo
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There have been issues this year with Air Jordans. Who would fight one another to spend $180 on a pair of sneakers? rhody Gold Member There have been issues this year with Air Jordans. Who would fight one another to spend$180 on a pair of sneakers?
People who think: "things you can purchase lead to happiness", and I might add to show status or exclusivity or that somehow owning a pair makes you special or above all the rest, or worthy of respect. Have I forgotten anything ?

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