For some reason, no phrase brings out the worst in people quite like “Black Friday shopping.” The second someone gets the opportunity to save money on a potential gift, said person becomes hyper-aggressive and will fight another human being in an attempt to get the best deal possible. It’s absurd, and every once in a while, a store gets destroyed because of greedy shoppers.
An example of this happened over the weekend in Seattle, when a bunch of people tore up a Nike store on Black Friday. According to SB Nation, 20,000 people made their way through the store and caused it to look like a total mess.
Buzzfeed reached out to one shopper who recorded a video of the store after it was ripped apart and said that he had to save a woman from “drowning in a sea of orange boxes.” As he told Buzzfeed, “I thought there was an earthquake that happened.”
Wanting sneakers is obviously fine, but doing it in a way that destroys a store, makes the lives of employees exponentially more difficult, and causes other shoppers serious headaches is never cool. Hopefully no one got hurt in what was certainly a chaotic scene, and hopefully all of the employees who are tasked with cleaning this up get paid overtime.