Retail meltdown – man in full-on argue-barmy with shopping mall

June 30th, 2010 25 Comments By Andy Dawson

Right, let’s watch a good old-fashioned retail meltdown. Normally, these things happen in fast food joints over trivial stuff like having to wait for a chicken burger, but this one is much bigger – it’s one man going to war with an entire mall. In Canada, where we thought they were all pretty laid-back in general.

You’ve also got to love the two kids who lend the weight of their support to his cause at around about the one minute mark.

WARNING: Footage contains ‘the language of the foundry’

[Boing Boing]

Comments (25) Jump to most recent comment
  1. I bet that stupid canuck will take it out on a baby seal by bashing it to death.

  2. Posted by mistersmee June 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Video removed by user :-(

  3. Posted by Amanda Hugginnkiss June 30, 2010 at 11:44 am

    He’s only pissed cause the mall housed the only Lark Felching Straw retailer in Canada.

  4. Posted by a jew eating a pig butty June 30, 2010 at 11:52 am

    bitter wallet fail

  5. Posted by jaffacake June 30, 2010 at 11:59 am
  6. Sorted. Video back up.

  7. Posted by FFS June 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Geezer’s mental! TBH, I would’ve asked him to stfu if I’d been hanging around there- his voice got very jarring, very quickly.

  8. Posted by DragonChris June 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    ROFL.

  9. Posted by Nobby June 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I love the last bit … are YOU nuts?

  10. Posted by Paul Nikkel June 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    He sounds American to me.

    Just sayin…

  11. Posted by Alex June 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Awesome video. What a retard lol

  12. Posted by Laurz June 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Excellent :D
    Is it just me or does he look a lot like Joseph Fritzl?

  13. Posted by SFJ June 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Pay attention. Dude is a anti-capitalist protestor at the very recent G20 summit in Toronto. Protesters were locked out of the shopping centre and he is trying to make his “point”. Not just some dumb ass crazy who wants to shop.

  14. Posted by Laurz June 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    “Pay attention. Dude is a anti-capitalist protestor at the very recent G20 summit in Toronto. Protesters were locked out of the shopping centre and he is trying to make his “point”. Not just some dumb ass crazy who wants to shop.”

    Eh? He isn’t wanting to shop? So why is he shouting “I want to go shopping in the Eaton Centre”, “We want to shop” and asking the other guy if he wants to go shopping?

  15. Posted by The Real Bob June 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Anti-capitalist protestor = student or doley or in this instance care in the community patient.

  16. Posted by SFJ June 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Dumb –
    “Eh? He isn’t wanting to shop? So why is he shouting “I want to go shopping in the Eaton Centre”, “We want to shop” and asking the other guy if he wants to go shopping?”

    And dumber -
    “Anti-capitalist protestor = student or doley or in this instance care in the community patient.”

  17. Posted by I like to piss and/or shit on the floor June 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    @ SFJ

    If he doesn’t want to shop then why is he carrying a shopping bag?

  18. Posted by mark M June 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    SFJ, I do belive you’re on the wrong site. May I suggest googling for “superior intellect forums”. Make sure that you tick the “I’m being sarcastic” box on Google

  19. Posted by F. Finger June 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Handbags at ten paces please ladies.

  20. Posted by Joe June 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Good to see Fritzel got let out early

  21. Posted by SeaCubClubbingClub CEO June 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    lol Canadians, who needs shopping when you get to drink extra light, mildy alcoholic piss water and kick back by clubbing some seal cubs,

  22. Posted by Shooter McGavin June 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Eaton Centre has the only Sbarro in Toronto. The guy clearly wanted some nice pizza.

  23. Posted by The Real Bob June 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I’m crying at the witty riposte fom the “anti-capitalist protestor”/ care in the community patient, still, it’s good that they’re allowed out on the internet, it means they’re not in shopping centres shouting at doors.

  24. Posted by RTB June 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Actually, the guy is wrong – shopping malls are not public places. They are owned by corporations who are allowed to restrict access and other public freedoms (such as the right to congregate and make a public demonstration in protest). Once we the public are on their turf, we have to abide by their rules covering conduct, which can be as arbitrary or as stupid as they decide. This is part of a huge global problem when what were formerly truly public spaces are turned into private fiefdoms by corporations; public rights of way and freedoms are simply trampled over by the owning corporation. The local planning authority will have essentially over-ruled any public rights over the area once the conttract is signed. This is an excellent book on the subject: http://www.amazon.com/Privately-Owned-Public-Space-Experience/dp/0471362573 and there are many books dealing with similar problems in the UK.

  25. Posted by jim July 2, 2010 at 9:11 am

    But why are you closed????

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