How good does your sale on dried meat have to be for customers to break out in a full-on fistfight?
We’re almost used to it by now. How often have we seen those door-buster sale brawls break out at some of the usual places?
Someone marks down their televisions to prices so low they’re almost criminal… and that brings out the beast in some shoppers.
That ‘must have’ limited edition toy? We’ve seen brawls forming over those, going all the way back to the Cabbage patch days.
But you might think that a relatively empty store in a relatively quiet mall shouldn’t get blood boiling and tempers flaring, right?
You might think that. Until you see this video:
I love the Boxing Day sales.pic.twitter.com/ujSOXcApU0
— Guy Verhoftwat (Parody) (@GuyVerhoftwat) December 26, 2019
A lot is happening here, pretty quickly.
Our best guess as to what the hell is going on here is that this scuffle has nothing to do with the store itself… but was a full-on brawl (or swarming, more likely) that started somewhere outside the store, and spilled into the beef jerky place itself, trashing the place in the process.
Yes, we know that is NOT what boxing day is supposed to mean.
For anyone curious, the two leading theories of where the name came from:
One idea is that December 26 was the day centuries ago when lords of the manor and aristocrats typically distributed “Christmas boxes” often filled with small gifts, money and leftovers from Christmas dinner to their household servants and employees, who were required to work on December 25, in recognition of good service throughout the year. These boxes were, in essence, holiday bonuses. Another popular theory is that the Boxing Day moniker arose from the alms boxes that were placed in churches during the Advent season for the collection of monetary donations from parishioners. Clergy members distributed the contents of the boxes to the poor on December 26, which is also the feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr and a figure known for acts of charity. (Ireland celebrates December 26 as St. Stephen’s Day.)
Source: History Channel