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Would you participate in a riot over a pair of shoes?

Asked by saint (3970 points ) December 27th, 2011

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20111223/NEWS11/111223021/Air-Jordan-shoes-cause-riots-around-nation
I suppose I can understand food riots in a particular time and place.
But shoes?
Maybe its just me.

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11 Answers

augustlan's avatar

Hell no. I saw there was a scuffle over a $2.00 waffle iron in a store on Black Friday, too. I honestly don’t understand this stuff at all.

AnonymousWoman's avatar

I really doubt it. Without clicking on that link, it already sounds pretty immature to do such a thing.

chyna's avatar

I saw where a man got beaten up over a Wii game on Black Friday. An elderly man. Heck no, I’m not going to fight over material things. I might fight over my beliefs though.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I wouldn’t participate in any riot, let alone one over shoes. Twice is enough for me.

augustlan's avatar

@chyna An elderly man? WTF is wrong with people. :/

Soupy's avatar

I can only imagine myself participating in any sort of riot if the cause was very important. Shoes don’t count as important.

babybadger's avatar

That’s ridiculous. Some people just take any opportunity to initiate violence….mob mentality plays a role too. So unfortunate :/

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Nope, probably not any other kind of riot either.

john65pennington's avatar

Discussion over a pair of shoes? Yes.

Riot? No

Fly's avatar

Not over those shoes, anyway.~
In all seriousness, I don’t think that I would never participate in a riot over anything.
But if I did, it would most definitely be over shoes.

jonsblond's avatar

My shoes are pathetic and I seriously need a new pair, but I would never riot over a pair a shoes. I’m just waiting for a pair to show up at Goodwill in my size.

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