“Peace on Earth, good will toward men?”
Not in the shopping malls in America. Christmas, it seems, is bringing out the worst in some people. “No matter how fast you go, it’s not fast enough for some people,” said Dee Stripp, a part-time clerk at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan. “People don’t seem to have common courtesy anymore.”
The hostility isn’t just between employees and customers. Sometimes customers come to blows with one another. Two women got into a fight over the last $39.95 scooter at the Jackson, Mississippi Wal-Mart store the day after Thanksgiving. And what was this Christmas stuff all about, anyway? Scooters and long shopping lists?
"Peace on Earth, good will toward men."
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