The boys in blue have just as much work cut out for them as a lot of the retail workers. People are getting into fights, they might be getting hurt, they might be stealing, and they might be dealing with this kind of nonsense.
Why the police would actually decide to send out a car for something that should really be expected raises a lot of questions. We’re going to guess that the lady didn’t exactly say that the store was “out of a TV,” but she instead said there was something else going on, which got the constabulary to visit them.
Furby – the Dangerous Toy
Remember Furbies? The little electronic doll toys that spoke in gibberish and were one of the hottest things of the season for a year? If you're young enough, you might not, but plenty of old retail workers and parents do. This story illustrates just how sought-after the toys were during the holiday shopping season.
The customer who did this went home empty-handed, but the store couldn't detain her until the police got there. She apparently clocked the manager and escaped before the law could arrive. Amazingly, escaping with only two broken fingers is somewhat of a miracle.
The Worst Era of Them All
Even if you weren't part of the retail industry or one of the shoppers, you've probably heard about the madness that came about because of something as simple as a Tickle Me Elmo doll. It was the hottest toy of the year, and even though each year has one – sort of by definition – there was something about this toy that sent people into paroxysms of insanity. As the story here should indicate.
Apparently, the officer had to get blood tests every few months to make sure the crazy woman didn't give him any diseases.
We Have Restrooms for a Reason!
We all knew we were going to get at least one of these stories by the time the article was over, but we had hoped it was an adult who had chosen to, not a kid who had been forced to. There are lots of angles to analyze this story – the poor people who had to clean it up, the other customers who had to watch, or the mom who is the absolute worst.
However, let's have a moment of silence for the poor kid, who is almost certainly going to remember this for the rest of his life, even if he never breathes a word of it to anyone else.
A Cavalcade of Black Friday Crazy
This retail worker has experienced all and sundry in the service of selling things the day after Thanksgiving. From bodily fluids to theft to medical emergencies, there's little that people don't see during the busiest shopping day of the entire year.
On the other hand, people who load up on carbs the day before will have plenty of energy, and working hard means racking up the burned calories and getting a head start on that January first weight-loss resolution. Or at least not feeling so bad about taking the third piece of the pie.