It’s definitely a crazy world out there. Within the modern human race, there are many thing that inspire mob-like behavior on a large scale. Star Wars movies and Apple products are just two of those modern icons that cause fanatical fervor. However, despite the media depictions of long queues of apparently brainwashed people, these two top crowds are only noteworthy due to size.
The crazy world we live in is best depicted by the behavior of other consumers. Take Black Friday as an example, where a consumer stampede has been tamed with pepper spray. If you need more, Google is happy to provide with plenty of images and articles glorifying the indiscriminate buyer. Isn’t it amazing? There’s actually no particular corporation to blame! We can’t even single-out particular countries as clashes happened all across Europe!
No so in the case of the new edition of Nike’s Air Jordan basketball shoes. The iconic footwear that proved most popular in the 90′s made a comeback that sparked clashes all across the US. Lafayette saw a mob literally break down the doors of a mall, a woman got arrested for leaving her underage kids unattended in order to buy the shoes, a young man got stabbed in California and his bags stolen because some punks thought he had bought the shoes, in Texas a group of women spent the night in jail for beating the crap out of each other over the shoes, New York queues put Apple Store to shame.
The only thing we can conclude is this: learn your martial arts and learn them now. You might need them next time you go shopping.