Before you leave your house to enter into the Black Friday retail madness, ask yourself this: Is it really worth it? What are you really gaining? Is it necessary to put yourself at risk for actual bodily harm for a cheap television? Do you even watch your TV anymore? What are you going for what won’t be available tomorrow? Or at the same price online on Monday? Black Friday has to be the least efficient, most uncomfortable shopping experience ever, and you gain very little for the experience, and you risk so much to save a few dollars, which you’ll probably waste on a trip to the E.R.
Here’s six examples from just the LAST 12 HOURS from around the country to illustrate for you what you absolutely do not want to do today, which is to leave your house. Escaping your drunk uncle for a few hours can’t be worth this:
Officers make arrests after fight breaks out over TVs
People crushed trying to get into a Target
Police have to subdue a woman in Wal-Mart after she gets in a fight over a television
Burly man basically bowls over people in a Wal-Mart order to get what I believe is a TV
A hair-pulling throw down over clothes
A stampede inside this Wal-Mart looks like the Wall Street trading floor at the end of Trading Places