Thursday, December 04, 2008

Black Friday

Jdimytai Damour died last week. He was not a resident of Mumbai. He lived in Jamaica, Queens, and worked at the WalMart in Valley Stream. He was trampled to death as he tried to open the doors before dawn (after most likely stocking shelves all night) to shoppers maddened by the thought of cheap Chinese-made goods which they could exchange on the Christian holiday marking the birth of their Jewish redeemer-god. It's a small world after all.

In keeping with the whole Nativity theme, police report that a pregnant woman was also knocked down but managed to survive. Hey, that would be too ironic, right? And since the world's most profitable retailer does not provide temporary workers like Mr. Damour with health insurance, he's lucky not to be facing a long hospitalization. He couldn't afford it on his no-overtime wages. Yes, Virginia, I'm being sarcastic.

Happy fucking holidays.



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