I remenmber it was 1958 I was Kleins on the Square in West Hempstead L.I. N.Y, At that junction in time they didn’t have a back Friday sale but they did have a Washington’s Birthday sale in which hundreds of items such as watches were marked down to a Dollar to honor George Washington since he was on a One Dollar bill.They refered to the sale as a door buster.
I was with my with my father and my great Aunt Pauline as they open the doors The crazy mob knocked me down and I was trampled “Ben Hur Chariot race Style, I was actually trampled by an angry crowd of manic shoppers , the crowd broke the glass cases in the store and the counters , the police were called in and the store was shut with no sale on that day, However I was badly bruised, so much that every time I watch the chariot scene it reminds me of a wild grand openings & Black Friday Sales ”.
A man was trampled at a Walmart a few years ago on Black Friday , there are people that laugh when they tell that story , how sad and pathetic. Today they set up fences cris crossing each few feet to prevent this from occurring again to late for some people .end/