I’ve heard some disgusting, appalling things on the news lately, but the story of shoppers trampling a man to death in their rush to get into a store and load up on cheap crap from China surpasses just about all of them. Man’s inhumanity to man I can understand, when the stakes are empires or even ill-gotten millions from corporate raiding. But a toaster oven from Wal-Mart? Can we sink any lower?
But maybe I’m just being elitist. I guess a toaster oven on sale is to some people what Gaul was to Caesar, Persia to Alexander, or that airline to Gordon Gekko.