I've never been tempted to fight the hordes on Black Friday, for I feel sure the hordes would win.
Yet the stories you hear about Black Friday craziness can never match up to the actual footage. So I am grateful to Mashable for discovering this piece of footage from a Wal-Mart in Mesquite, Texas.
These supposedly sane human beings are fighting, clawing, crawling over each other in order to get hold of what seem to be DVDs and video games.
The boxes at which they are grabbing like lions tearing at a deer carcass say "$10 while supplies last."
You will notice how the occasional voice pleads: "Easy, easy." And yet no one seems to pay heed.
What is, perhaps, most moving though is that people make their grab first and only afterward do they look at their boxes to see what DVDs or video games they have actually picked up.
This could be "Fried Green Tomatoes." It could be some ancient version of a golfing, fishing or curling video game. Who cares?
That seemed to matter less to these Texans than taking as much as they could. It all makes for a very touching, contemporary scene.