I find this story somewhat disturbing, although I’m not quite sure why.
“Nutella” is a hazelnut and chocolate spread, very popular in Europe, although I’ve never seen it here. When the manufacturer decreed a 70 percent discount, mobs descended on supermarkets all over France. Violence broke out, and the police had to come in to keep it from getting out of hand (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42826028).
Uh, just how good is this stuff? Is it worth a cracked head? I mean, I love Marshmallow Peeps, but I would never riot for them–not even with a 70 percent discount.
What’s up with France? Their countries being taken over by Muslims, and this is what excites them? France went crazy once, in 1789, the French Revolution. Could it happen again–or did all that business with the guillotines and Napoleon get it out of their system for good? As you can see by my name, I have roots in France: but that doesn’t mean I understand it. Half the time I don’t understand America.
And lest we feel tempted to sneer–well, how many times have you seen American shoppers do exactly the same thing?
The motivation for shopping riots totally eludes me.