29 November 2008

29Nov-Walmart worker trampled to death
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Outside of what this says about us a consumer society, I can imagine fewer worse ways to die. Not only being trampled by Walmart customers -Long Island quite likely not being that different, body-type wise, as down here - but the very fact that he was at work when he died. Swarmed by strangers, so many of whom ignored his pain and cries in their mad rush for Just Things. Completely surrounded but completely alone. And wearing a Wal-Mart uniform.
I wonder if Walmart looks at the revenue and considers him an acceptable loss.
I shudder to think.

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