If you’re not an American, perhaps you don’t know about “Black Friday.” That’s the Friday after Thanksgiving Day (which falls on Thursday), and that Friday traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Many stores open at midnight or early in the morning, and have incredible bargains, like waffle makers for only two dollars. Consumers line up for hours to be the first through the doors, for there is only a finite number of bargain items.
This is evolutionary psychology at work, but instead of the meat from a felled mastodon, the modern humans are fighting for consumer goods. People (both consumers and employees) have been killed in the door-opening rushes, and, on a more amusing note, there are tussles over the goods (for videos and more information on these frenzies, go here). As far as I know, nobody was killed in this video taken two days ago, but it shows the madness of Americans that emerges on Black Friday.
God bless America!