It was the early twenty-teens, and the buying public couldn’t get enough portable screens. Stores weren’t prepared enough for the drive to buy iPads, so this guy suffered. The people working at the store also suffered, since they had to dodge furniture, which isn’t usually a problem when it comes to Best Buy. Stuff they sell there is too expensive and breakable to be thrown with any regularity.
Still, this Black Friday worker had to deal with it because the guy didn’t realize a potentially world-changing piece of technology was going to sell out quickly.
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.
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.
Guys. Guys, There's Another One. Guys.
When you think “brawls,” you don't really think about the store Staples. It's office supplies – that's the sort of stuff that makes a person want to take a nap, not riot. Still, on Black Friday anything can happen, and that anything turned into a fistfight over a label maker.
Guys, what are you going to use a label maker for? Do any of you need it to save the world? If not, we think you can chill out. Especially since it wasn't even the last one. Like, there's another one on the shelf right there. Nobody else wants to buy them, there are plenty left.
Southern Gothic Black Friday
None of us like to wait in lines, but respecting them is an important part of shopping like a gentleman or lady. THIS lady, however, must not have gotten the message, since she tried to cut in front of fifty other Black Friday shoppers. The security guard stepped in (we imagine to mostly keep the lady from being torn to shreds), but she aimed both barrels of her southern nice at him since he also wouldn't let her do such an unkind deed.
Even after reportedly asking her to play nice, she wasn't having any of it and attacked him with everything she had.