It was the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday. The ads had been flying and anticipation was high, so as the 4:00 a.m. opening time arrived, a long line of anxious people had formed. Sale items were available in limited numbers and no one wanted to be too slow once the store opened. Christmas cheer depended on it.
A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back, amid loud and colorful curses. On the man`s second attempt, he was punched square in the jaw and knocked around a bit and then thrown to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he complained to the person at the end of the line, “That does it! If they hit me one more time, I`m not opening the store!”