Monday, December 1, 2008
Off the Mark
Did you hear about the shootout at a Toys R Us store in California on Friday?
The story didn't get all the coverage it might have -- due to the terrorists attacks in India and the trampling death of a Walmart worker under the feet of rampaging shoppers in Long Island.
In the Toys R Us case, according to the LA Times, two women got into a dispute and two men accompanying them pulled out weapons and shot each other dead.
The toy company issued a short statement expressing their outrage at the incident -- but amazingly, their main concern seemed to be to shoot down the notion that the matter had anything to do with "Black Friday."
Not only did Toys R Us fail to say anything about what the company might do to lessen the liklihood of similiar incidents -- but they left the impression that this could happen any time. Come on in, shoppers, we've got you covered.