ANDERSON, Ind. — Crowds find Black Friday easier to navigate this year (story published Nov. 24).
- “Great! I stayed home and shopped online!”
- “Went to Wal-Mart. Have to say while it was crowded, the crowd itself was fine. People were polite, seemed patient, and under control. The Wal-Mart employees rude, disrespectful, and discriminating!
- “The Wal-Mart employees were “rude, disrespectful, and discriminating” and yet you continued to shop there? Why?”
- “Anderson is a joke, nowhere to shop!”
THB: OK, not everyone was satisfied. But stores made a concerted effort to get people off their computers and into stores, and heavy crowds were reported. Because Black Friday actually began Thursday night might account for the lack of strife in stores. And if you were out Thursday night or Friday morning, you’d realize a large number of places to shop in Anderson. And they were full of shoppers. As for the Wal-Mart employees, we’ll take this with a grain of salt. Those shopping had a distinct advantage over those working: Time off with family and friends. Most employees we saw were courteous and ready to help, but maybe later, in their break room, they were saying the same disparaging remarks about the customers they faced. With that, we welcome the season of good will toward men.