This is not much different than the morning rush hour drive, except people have 2000lbs of metal in front of them instead of a shopping cart, driving 70 miles an hour inches away from the rear bumper of the person in front of them, yelling for them to go faster or get out of the way.
"Greedy" doesn't begin to describe the state of society today. People are just in too much of a hurry, expect things instantly, hate waiting. I have never seen so many grumpy looking, unhappy, impatient people shopping as I did this morning.
never again for me. I went through the same thing out here in Los Angeles about 3 years ago, in a local electronics store (FRYS)with the mob craziness. folks goin crazy just to save a hundred bucks on a DVD player.
The last couple years I've done most of my shopping online. Of course, living 30 miles from any shopping centers helps.
I will readily admit that there were Conservatives and Republicans probably among those in the crowd pushing, shoving, and eager to get their hands on goodies.
I will say that your above statement goes a long way to explaining the liberal American mindset.
They had a "win at all costs" attitude during the election (vandalizing the cars of Bush supporters, slashing GOP staffers cars on election day, irrational shouting...).
They expect the war to be over in a day and New Orleans to be restored overnight.
Sitcoms solve problems in 30 minutes (including 8 minutes of commercial breaks) and the "serious shows" get things resolved in under an hour.
Technology (and babies) are disposable these days, move on to the "Next Big Thing".
The X-Box that they fight over today will be the Cabbage Beanie Doll Baby that is ignored the next year.
The sickness of mind that is on exhibit is symptomatic of serious problems throughout our society.
There is no "waiting". Waiting for sex. Waiting to build support for the legislation you want. Waiting to buy what you can afford AFTER you have paid for your necessities.
Self-reliance is a thing of the past (which is why they blame the store's "lack of security" rather than themselves). There is far too little accountability today. The right's stance against abortion is not to "punish" the mother for having sex, it is because the baby should NOT be punished because it is "inconvenient" or "embarassing".