Black Friday Madness & Sadness

November 23, 2018

Gunman Dead And 2 Wounded

Including 12-year-old girl out shopping in Alabama mall, get caught up in a shooting incident. According to police, “The incident at the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover started with a fight between an 18-year-old and the 21-year-old gunman”.


Now we all like a bargain, people look forward to the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend to spend, spend, spend hoping to grab that massive discount. But when you see the news clips of fights and punch-ups in stores, then you wonder if this has all gone that little bit too far?

We used to see the BBC news in the 1980/90s showing Boxing Day sales, where people used to camp outside their favourite store in the freezing cold for 3 days to get the fur coat at half price. Or the rush as the doors to Harrods opened and the pushing and shoving that took place. This though is nothing compared to some of the scenes seen in years more recent, including the Tesco Batley Black Friday punch up, which was filmed by staff from the upper floor.

What did a 12 year old do wrong to deserve to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time resulting in her being shot?

Although not life threatening, this young girls life will never be the same again.

Hoover police engaged the gunman, the outcome he was shot and killed, by law enforcement officers.


If you want to shop on Black Friday, it’s really much easier and a whole lot safer to do it from home, shopping online from the safety of the internet.

I’ve bought a few bits from Amazon UK and you can see all the deals here. I haven’t ever enjoyed nor wanted to go out into the crowds, I prefer to shop online. Only exception usually is when I want clothes and want to make sure they items fit correctly.


What’s The Rush?

Deals, deals and more deals. What has made Blackfriday so popular?

I read a great article here about avoiding panic buying. People need to realise that some of the offers are only saving a quid on a £50 product, over the usual discounted prices.


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