Stuff lost in translation

I read this story and was horrified. Not at the fact that 200 shoppers would break down a WalMart door and stampede a man to his death, but by two statements made by Walmart.

Wal-Mart representative Dan Fogleman called the incident a “tragic situation” and said the victim came from a temporary agency and was doing maintenance work at the store.

Translation: He ain’t our employee and therefore, not our responsibility.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Ark., closed the store in Valley Stream for several hours after the stampede. It reopened shortly after 1 p.m.

Translation: Well, it was only one guy and why waste the whole day calling this a crime scene when there is money to be made?

ARRGGHHH.. Beyond words.



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