A glimpse into instinctual humanity
Wow. Someone dropped the ball and didn't think the process through, despite obvious signs the sale would be extremely popular.
The sale was supposed to start at 9 but started at 7 because over 5500 showed up. The line was "open" as no barricades were formed. The front of the line was held up by one narrow gate and guarded by only 4 or 5 officers. Once the gates were open, folks from the back ran up and crushed anybody in their way. Eventually over 70 police officers including 20 in riot gear were called along with over 20 fire personnel.
Jesse Sandler said he was one of the people pushing forward, using a folding chair he had brought with him to beat back people who tried to cut in front of him.
"I took my chair here and I threw it over my shoulder and I went, 'Bam,'" the 20-year-old said nonchalantly, his eyes glued to the screen of his new iBook, as he tapped away on the keyboard at a testing station.
"They were getting in front of me and I was there a lot earlier than them, so I thought that it was just," he said.
Um... how many people had to read that part of the article more than once?
Seventeen were injured with 4 needing to go to the hospital. One lady urinated on herself to avoid giving up her spot. Many folks who arrived early didn't receive a computer. Chaos. iRiot. iRage. iOurSocietyIsGoingDownTheTubesFasterThanJamesDobsonDissingBillFristAndCallingTomDelay.
Yep, this example proves that abortion and homosexuality will be the downfall of our society. (<-- sarcasm for those who don't get my attempt at humor)
I'm glad my wife and I are leap-frogging over the county in our move from within city limits to a mile from the raceway and Henrico over to Hanover County. Maybe we'll be amongst more sane and compassionate people than the ones on the other side of the border.