Stop it

Mason Wang, Videographer, Web Developer

Nobody says you have to be at a store at whatever time they open? What about your boss?

On the same day as being grateful and celebrating they have, those fortunate enough to have Thanksgiving and Black Friday off waste a ton of money on impulse purchases. 

Black Friday exists because shoppers enjoy pushing other people around, being part of a large crowd, participating in a mob, noise, and violence. That becomes much worse when shoppers are filled with food and have the energy to be violent. It’s much less fun to try and get a free snow globe by pushing through a bunch of people at 5 in the morning.

Why should we expand such a violent tradition into our Thanksgiving? Nine people are dead because of Black Friday. An LA woman pepper sprayed 20 people to get a better deal on an Xbox.

Jdimytai Damour came to America from Jamaica as a maintenance worker. At 34 years old, He worked at Walmart. Five hours after Thanksgiving ended, 2,000 Walmart shoppers were getting impatient – they began to bang on the doors, and the glass began to gave way. They flooded in, and pushed and trampled the Walmart employees, leading to the painful death of Damour. His body became a stepping bag for the shoppers. The police attempted to perform CPR on him, but failed because they were trampled by consumers trying to save a buck on a blender. Damour died an hour later.

And whether they want to be a part of it or not, employees will have to take time out of Thanksgiving to deal with these crazy people. Unless you’re a police officer, a fireman, or a paramedic, you should take Black Friday off.