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Black Friday Coming Up Make Sure To Be Safe!

A couple of years ago I went to a Black Friday Shopping at the mall near my home. My wife, child and I drove up to the mall together, but we split up there in order to increase our chances of getting the items that we wanted.

I tell you, lines are very long during Black Friday Sales, and people tend to be very aggressive also. I am a big guy so no one really messed with me, but people were cutting in front of my wife and giving her an attitude.

I remember I wanted a computer that was on sale for a great price, but after standing there for hours, a store clerk cam out and asked who was there for the computer. As expected, a bunch of people in front of me raised their hand. They only had three computers available. So I decided to cut my losses, and I joined my wife on her Black Friday Deals adventure.

My wife was one of the first persons to enter the store when they opened the doors. However, she tells me that navigating the entrance on the way to the flat screen televisions while holding a child hand was very tricky. Looking back into it, we feel that this was not a good idea. After all, there have been many incidents when people have gotten trampled and killed during Black Friday Sale Events.

Now, stores are getting a lot better at controlling the crowds during their sales, but you still have to be careful. After all, whenever one gets a bunch of sleep-deprived folks agitated with the stress of not knowing if their effort is going to produce positive results there is a chance that someone will loose their cool.

Remember back in 2008 when a man got trampled at a retail store? As I recall reading in an article, when the police arrived and asked people to clear the store in order to conduct their investigation, shoppers got angry and felt it was unfair since they had been waiting there for hours. So they did not care that a fellow human being was killed, they just wanted their sales items!



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