There are lots of items that have been given deep discounts during Black Friday sales, but there are also some items that are at pretty much the same prices, or maybe dropped a buck or two. As this story relates, it isn’t even the amount that people will save – for some reason, Black Friday just brings something out of you.
According to this worker, there have been gruesome injuries between shoppers just to save a little bit of cash. All that when you could just go online and find the same item for what is likely an even cheaper price, without having to take a punch.
If We Have it, It's Out There
Even during normal working time, the stockroom is where employees go to relax a little bit. They can take a break, maybe have a drink, and collect themselves for the next rush. There's lots of stock back there, but the way most stores work is they take the stock and put it on the shelves.
If the shelves are empty, that means there isn't any stock left. Asking an employee if they have extra stock in the back is just wasting time for both of you. But on Black Friday, not even the stock room is safe from the wild animals that call themselves shoppers.
Breaking the Laws of Shopping
Most of the time, when you're shopping, your cart is sacrosanct. Have you ever walked by a fellow shopper's cart, seen something nice, and reached in to take it for yourself? No, of course, you haven't, because you aren't a monster. Maybe you've seen something and inquired where it could be found, or gone looking yourself, but you don't reach in.
On Black Friday, the rules are out the window, just like the prices. Not even the hallowed ground of your shopping cart is safe from sticky fingers on the blackest of Fridays.
She Was Looking for a Keurig
Lady, it's already Black Friday! What do you want – do you want the stores to pay you to take the product away? Well, too bad. If all you do is pour coffee onto the ground, that's going to be far better than lots of other things you could do. And now you have to go and buy more coffee.
Congratulations, you just played yourself. Extra discount. Get outta here and go to the Dollar Tree if you want to buy something that cheap. Go on.
A Close Shave
One of the things that have twisted Black Friday from a way to help stores and get people quick and easy Christmas gifts is the fury of the shoppers. There are numerous stories to read about people being violently trampled on. This story is a close call of the same kind when the employee didn't even have a chance to get away from the door before it slammed open and trapped him behind the door, we're assuming against a wall.
Thankfully, there were no major injuries the worker sustained, but we wonder why there wasn't a single person with the thought in their head to help the poor guy or gal out.