"I came here for the deals,"
Ever heard of TJ Maxx?
Check this out. There was pandemonium near the Xboxes and some kook sprayed the other kooks with pepper spray so she could grab merchandise while the others were choking and clawing at their eyes.
"It was absolutely crazy," he said.
Another customer said screams erupted after about a hundred people waiting in line to snag Xbox gaming consoles and Wii video games got into a shoving match.
Alejandra Seminario, 24, said she was waiting in line to grab some toys at the store around 9:55 p.m. when people the next aisle over started shouting and ripping at the plastic wrap encasing gaming consoles, which was supposed to be opened at 10 p.m.
"People started screaming, pulling and pushing each other, and then the whole area filled up with pepper spray," the Selmar resident said. "I guess what triggered it was people started pulling the plastic off the pallets and then shoving and bombarding the display of games. It started with people pushing and screaming because they were getting shoved onto the boxes."
This is how merchants and screwballs are approaching the celebration of Advent when Christians prepare for the Baby Jesus, the price of our soul's salvation, to be born to a Virgin.
I feel like boycotting buying anything at all. I want to just debride the infection foisted upon our sacred celebration.
This is a great post - Five simple ways to return to celebrating Christmas. I used to do the "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake when the children were little. I don't know how I lost the tradition but I'm adding that one back in.
“Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.”
A prayerful and blessed Advent to one and all.