People who risk their lives and health to shop on Black Friday now that they are putting it on the line to grab some great swag and save a bundle. They always know there’s a chance they’ll take some damage as they’re fighting for the hot items of the season, but you still don’t expect to break your shoulder/arm in five places, as this gal did.
It might be possible to push through the pain if it’s one break, but five different places? That’s an immediate trip to the hospital. We’d love to know how this comically ridiculous injury took place, but the story has no other details.
You Are Now an Adult
We all remember the moment we lost our childhood. For me, it was when my stuffed teddy bear fell into an industrial paper shredder. For a lot of young retail workers, it's the first time they have to face the ravenous hordes on Black Friday. This worker got a face full of irate shoe fanatic when she simply offered to check another store.
On every other day of the year, that would be the kind of tactic a shopper would readily accept, but not that day. On that day, the shopper had bigger and better things to move on to, and couldn't be asked to do something so pedestrian as to wait a few minutes.
That Will Get Their Attention
There's a strange paradox that often happens when you're shopping. If you're just browsing, or you know what you're after, you can't get rid of store associates. If you need help finding something, suddenly they've all disappeared. This is especially true if it's a wild shopping day like Black Friday since there's no way there are enough retail workers to help everybody who needs assistance.
This guy apparently thought the right tactic was to drop trou and make a deposit. This was, of course, a poor decision, since while it might have attracted an associate, it didn't really make them want to help the guy out.
And Good Riddance!
For this kind of gifting shopper, it wasn't the shopping experience that was the issue, it was the wait beforehand. Black Friday is at the tail end of November, and as such there are lots of places around the world that feature low temperatures, rain, sleet, or even snow, and this lady had to deal with all of it so she could get the year's big-ticket item for her boyfriend, who definitely did not appreciate everything she had sacrificed to get it.
He then turned around for a quick bundle of cash, and she dropped him just as quickly.
When Did This Story Take Place? 1980?
For some reason not only was there a little old lady who needed something to tune, so too did a teenage boy, who feasibly had access to things like the internet and podcasts. Maybe this story took place a little bit in the past since there are so many other ways to listen to the actual radio waves.
Another part of this story that makes us sit up is the reversal – we'd expect the little old lady to snag a new radio for listening while she baked cookies for the grandkids, and have a tough young teen sucker punch her. Instead, it was the other way around.