I see today the family of the worker trampled to death at the New York Walmart is suing Walmart. Since the story was in today’s papers it mean it was announced yesterday–five days after the tragedy. It also means the family had to have consulted lawyers even earlier then that. According to the article, funeral arraignments are in the works. In other words, the family thought it was more important to high lawyers than to properly mourn a deceased relative. Why not sue the people who actually trampled the worker? I guess they feel since those people are shopping at Walmart they don’t have enough money to make it worth their while. Maybe they think if they hurry, Walmart will want to settle and they will have extra money to buy Christmas gifts.
Equally appalling are the people who ran over this man just so they could receive 30% off a gift. Has anyone come forward to admit they were one of the people in the store? I can guarantee every person who was there swears they did not step on the worker but they saw others who did.
I hope on Christman morning the kids–after opening the presents given to them by the people who were at the store that morning–complain it is not what they asked for.
Kid: I said I wanted the green one, not the blue one.
Parent: They did not have the blue one. Don’t you know I got up at 4:00 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving and abetted in the death of another human being in order to get you this gift?
Kid: I don’t care I want the green one.
I hope the kid smashes the gift so the parents can’t take it back. Then I hope they get into an argument and forget they have a turkey in the oven, which burns and ruins the Christmas dinner. Then when they go to bed that night they realize Christmas was ruined and that they will have to spend the rest of their lives with the knowledge of their contribution to a person’s death on their conscience.
Maybe if more people adhered to this new ad (via Crankycon) running on the Metro these things would not happen.