Wednesday, August 17, 2005

When is a bargain not such a good deal?

This from AP yesterday:
A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far as to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line.
This is what we've come to. Not Pete Townsend and the Who--Steve Wozniak and Apple. Sigh.

The woman wet herself. Once again, I'm thinking can we just hurry up and blow ourselves to kingdom come? Please. I think we're ready really.

(As an aside, in searching for an article about the Who show, I ran across this AP short list of stampede deaths for the more morbid trivia buff among us.)

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