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    Working at a store on Black Friday can be hazardous, according to the story at this link from Associated Press:

    Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down

    "A worker died after being trampled by a throng of unruly shoppers when a suburban New York Wal-Mart opened for the holiday sales rush Friday, authorities said. At least three other people were injured.
    "Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in Bentonville, Ark., would not confirm the reports of a stampede but said a "medical emergency" had caused the company to close the store, which is in Valley Stream on Long Island.
    "Nassau County police said the 34-year-old worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 6 a.m., an hour after the store opened. The cause of death was not immediately known.
    "A police statement said shortly after 5 a.m., a throng of shoppers "physically broke down the doors, knocking (the worker) to the ground." Police also said a 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to a hospital for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospitals."

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    which is in Valley Stream on Long Island.
    Wow, I used to live nearby -- I'd go to the malls often. Home to some of the most aggressive shoppers I've ever seen!

    Sad to be informed of such a tragedy.

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    what is wrong with these people
    stay forever young

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    I wonder what changes will take place as a result of this?

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    A few years ago my sister and I ventured out to WalMart on Black Friday at about 10 a.m. Needless to say, everything we had wanted was already sold out. After picking up items on our regular shopping list, I noticed a line of 10-deep at the return counter. The morning vultures were returning items that they 'over purchased.' In the end, we were able to score everything we had wanted.

    Here's a video of WalMart this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinitypro View Post

    Here's a video of WalMart this morning.
    good lord - those people are vultures - and i thought shopping at the fulton outlets is bad
    stay forever young

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    it doesn't only happen at budget retailers. i worked in high end retail for many years and the customers were terrible even resorting to grabbing things right out of the hands of other shoppers.

    just like they do when a storm is approaching (here, in the islands), they allow only a number of people into the store at a time. security and or the police should help with the crowds. that's how we handled the situation. albeit there weren't hundreds of people waiting to get in.
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    I watched the video.

    And No...I didn't go to Black Friday cause I was ill.

    Materialistic things don't matter anymoa.

    When faced with Death, one re-evaluates one's life.

    Nuff said.

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    hope you get better soon, auntie!
    "chaos reigns within.
    reflect, repent and reboot.
    order shall return."

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    Ummm, Auntie? Are you ok? Just a bug, I hope, and nothing more serious. Take care.

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    Ah so, das why no mo Aunty at Turtle Park today...

    No probs, I ate enuf for the both of us, and was good!

    Mahalo, and get well now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kani-lehua View Post
    hope you get better soon, auntie!
    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Ummm, Auntie? Are you ok? Just a bug, I hope, and nothing more serious. Take care.
    "Earlier this week, I woke up and could not keep my balance. I kept banging into walls and falling down. Sitting and standing was difficult. Went to the doctor. Tests were taken and we waited. Doc told me it could be a tumor in my brain. "
    http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/index.php?id=1407

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Ah so, das why no mo Aunty at Turtle Park today...

    No probs, I ate enuf for the both of us, and was good!

    Mahalo, and get well now!
    I was there Ron!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    "Earlier this week, I woke up and could not keep my balance. I kept banging into walls and falling down. Sitting and standing was difficult. Went to the doctor. Tests were taken and we waited. Doc told me it could be a tumor in my brain. "
    http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/index.php?id=1407[...]
    Yikes...scary time between tests and results. So happy the tests were negative. Take good care of yourself, ya hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Yikes...scary time between tests and results. So happy the tests were negative. Take good care of yourself, ya hear!
    Test scheduled at Kaiser MOA on Monday for six hours. Nuclear Test for my heart. Doc wants to check my tinker. Just getting old.

    P.K. taking me out tonight. We're taking the bus. heheheh

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    < in a narrator's voice from a Dr. Seuss flick>

    Traditions are born, as weird as it seems,
    Of tragedy, triumph in Holiday Scenes,
    Black Friday tramplings, scrambling for Wii's,
    Cuz children just want to see gifts under trees.

    Racing the clock, and saving a buck,
    Santa is frugal when times are so tough,
    So be of good cheer, and don't lose your step,
    St. Nick and St. Peter are busy as heck.

    soooo glurg
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    [...]Doc wants to check my tinker.
    Psssst...Auntie? Wrong half of the body. Methinks you meant 'ticker'!
    Just getting old.[...]
    Nope! You don't even qualify for senior coffee at McDonalds yet! By today's standards you're barely middle age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Psssst...Auntie? Wrong half of the body. Methinks you meant 'ticker'!

    Nope! You don't even qualify for senior coffee at McDonalds yet! By today's standards you're barely middle age!
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Too funny.

    Ticker.

    When I don't dye my hair, I get Senior discounts.

    No tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    [...]When I don't dye my hair, I get Senior discounts.

    No tell. [...]
    Ok...it's our secret! You're still young. When I do dye my hair I get senior discounts, anyway...without asking! Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!

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    Hair dye - the practice of discriminatory ageism perfected by hair dye manufacturers and those who buy their products.

    Embrace your age and the wisdom that comes with it. It is empowering to value age. Why try to "cover it up"?
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Embrace your age and the wisdom that comes with it. It is empowering to value age. Why try to "cover it up"?
    True. I'd rather not dye it. I save money. However, there are times when I want to have a certain "look" you know...try to capture a youthful whateva's. It makes me feel how shall I put it...hmmm...vivacious. No, dats not the word. I feel dat with white hair. Lemme see. I feel...YOUNG!

    I've aged well. Plump and happy.

    Auntie Lynn

    P.S. Dang! We really derailed this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Hair dye - the practice of discriminatory ageism perfected by hair dye manufacturers and those who buy their products.

    Embrace your age and the wisdom that comes with it. It is empowering to value age. Why try to "cover it up"?
    The derailing continues!!

    Hooray for Clairol!! Boo to white hair!! I'm young, and I think I may be graying a little prematurely, and while I can just pluck 'em now, I'm afraid I might be heading towards the "cover it up" group faster than I'd like to be!

    Though, I have a friend who is around 40 who sports a beautiful head of thick, pretty gray & white hair, and she always looks great!

    PS - Glad you're feeling better, Auntie, hope everything goes well at the doctors'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Hair dye - the practice of discriminatory ageism perfected by hair dye manufacturers and those who buy their products.

    Embrace your age and the wisdom that comes with it. It is empowering to value age. Why try to "cover it up"?
    Wisdom from aging has nothing to do with hair color. I'd have the same brain-futs regardless of the color of my hair!

    The current, natural color of my hair is horrible and completely incompatible with the color of my skin. It can't make up it's mind if it wants to be gray, mousey brown, or something in between. The natural color of my mom's hair when she was in her 60s was beautiful. I didn't get that gene!

    Nope...to me, the practice of discriminatory ageism is when one lies about coloring his/her hair...or about his/her age, for that matter! No shame with me, tho'. I prefer to color my hair and don't mind admitting it!

    Derail? Moi?

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    How 'bout combovers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    How 'bout combovers?
    That's for thinning or balding pates, RW, regardless of hair color or Black Friday! (Yes, a feeble attempt to go back on topic!)

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    I wonder how the sales were on Black Friday 2008 on hair dye? [there, back on track]
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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