Because, of course, what's more American than overconsumption?
In South Bend, people have been camped out in front of stores since Wednesday. People fight over toys, and literally run around stores to find their Christmas gifts. All the stores are jam-packed with shoppers, though there are reportedly less than last year. I suppose you could argue that people trying to find the best deals are being thrifty. Or you can argue that Christmas has become more about gifts and less about Christ.
Today just bugs me. I feel like the world has gone crazy and has their values completely screwed up. This is just reinforced when you hear about shoppers trampling a WalMart worker to death in a mad stampede to get into the store. 4 other people were injured, including a woman who is 8 months pregnant.
What is wrong with people?