I was trying to come up with something witty earlier about how the Black Friday shoppers are out of control, but I gave up, because really, the day did take on a dark turn. There's just nothing funny at all about a man being trampled to death because people are Christmas shopping. My husband ventured out to our local big box store around 6am, and bumped into a friend who had witnessed a fist fight. Later in the day, in the brief period that I went out (two stores, which was plenty for me) a cashier told us about the man who was trampled. What does it say about people who are supposed to be shopping for Christmas (peace on earth, goodwill to men, etc, etc.) when they get this crazy?