Monday, March 12, 2007

Newsflash: People are still morons!

Well, as predicted, we are a nation of sheep. No, really, we may stand upright and occasionally use our thumbs, but don't let that fool you.

My attention was directed to this article today in the Daily Telegraph's online news. The headline goes, "Stella McCartney Target chaos" (story by Jen Melocco and Andrew Chesterton, March 12, 2007 12:00).

A FASHION feeding frenzy turned violent yesterday as women rushed for the Stella McCartney for Target range this morning.

There were scenes of pandemonium at the Bondi Junction Target store as women tried to grab hold of the limited edition range by the top line British designer.

"Someone just ripped a jacket out of my hands," said Lori Herbert of Vaucluse.

Another woman, who refused to give her name, said a clothes rack had been rammed into her side and she feared for her safety in the crowd.
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The atmosphere turned ugly at the store however, when word spread that a second lot of clothes were to be put out on the racks.

Target staff warned the crowds that they would not release the clothes until they calmed down.

A second round of just two racks of clothes were attacked by screaming women before they could even be moved to the designated Stella McCartney area.

All this article needed was a quote from a staff member, like:
"I've never seen anything like it. Animals! They were just animals . . .", he mumbled as he nursed the bleeding gash in his head, where acrylic nails had clearly punctured the skin.

Alas, there was none, but I can still amuse myself by imagining it.

So the frenzy is over, eh? There goes my lunchtime entertainment!

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