I found Anna Sparks’ article, “Deck the Malls,” extremely interesting. I agree with her statement “Never underestimate the elderly.” Many see seniors as weak, which makes people think they can boss them around. I never realized how crazy and dangerous Black Friday was. Her description of Black Friday is very vivid, especially referencing the scene from “‘The Lion King’ when Mufasa is killed by the stampede, and I am Mufasa, being trampled by crazed wildebeest.”
Thank you for leaving us with the idea “is it really worth getting hurt for bargains?”
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