Saturday, December 13, 2008

No shopper riots in Tracy — yet

Today's column in part relates the sorry story of a New York mob so eager to save a few bucks on cheaply made consumer goods that they trampled a Wal-Mart worker to death.

Luckily, no such incidents have visited Tracy.

According to a source at the Tracy Police Department, no shopper riots — or even heated disputes — have happened in town.

The police officer I spoke to thought I'd be disappointed at the news, seeing as how bad news sells better and all.

On the contrary, I'm thrilled that, in Tracy at least, iPods and DVD players still aren't as valuable as a person's life.

1 comment:

Caren or Danielle said...

amen bro.

Robert used to say, "Some folks use people and love money while others love people and use money." Although no one obviously intended to trample a 34-year-old man, "love of money" led the stampede.

Consumers vs citizens; a need to return to citizenship.