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Elephants watch DVDs?

Has day-after-thanksgiving shopping gone too far? I think this woman might think so… although she was there for the low, low prices on the good stuff herself…. Woman Trampled in Fla. Shopping Rush

Patricia VanLester had her eye on a $29 DVD player, but when the siren blared at 6 a.m. Friday announcing the start to the post-Thanksgiving sale, the 41-year-old was knocked to the ground by the frenzy of shoppers behind her.

“She got pushed down, and they walked over her like a herd of elephants,” said VanLester’s sister, Linda Ellzey. “I told them, `Stop stepping on my sister! She’s on the ground!'”

The kicker in all of this isn’t that none of the shoppers, in their frenzy to get to the $29 DVD player, helped up this woman (I mean shoot, 29 bucks?). No, the kicker is, after all the wal-mart employees pleaded ignorance (frenzy? what frenzy?), they offered to put one of the $29 DVD players on hold for her. Why not just give her one… can’t Wal-Mart spare the $29?

This isn’t even the first time something like this has happened…. last year it was a “herd of cows” that was knocking people over at a Wal-Mart.

In fact, it just hit me. Here’s how to stop all these tramplings at Wal-Marts across the country.

Stop letting large animals in the front door! What are those greeters for anyways?

Categories: Random Thoughts.