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

30 June 2010

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]

TOPICS:   Travel

25 comments

  • Tom P.
    I bet that stupid canuck will take it out on a baby seal by bashing it to death.
  • mistersmee
    Video removed by user :-(
  • Amanda H.
    He's only pissed cause the mall housed the only Lark Felching Straw retailer in Canada.
  • a b.
    bitter wallet fail
  • jaffacake
    same video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5tnkmATK5o
  • Andy D.
    Sorted. Video back up.
  • FFS
    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.
  • DragonChris
    ROFL.
  • Nobby
    I love the last bit ... are YOU nuts?
  • Paul N.
    He sounds American to me. Just sayin...
  • Alex
    Awesome video. What a retard lol
  • Laurz
    Excellent :D Is it just me or does he look a lot like Joseph Fritzl?
  • SFJ
    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.
  • Laurz
    "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?
  • The B.
    Anti-capitalist protestor = student or doley or in this instance care in the community patient.
  • SFJ
    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."
  • I f.
    @ SFJ If he doesn't want to shop then why is he carrying a shopping bag?
  • mark M.
    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
  • F. F.
    Handbags at ten paces please ladies.
  • Joe
    Good to see Fritzel got let out early
  • SeaCubClubbingClub C.
    lol Canadians, who needs shopping when you get to drink extra light, mildy alcoholic piss water and kick back by clubbing some seal cubs,
  • Shooter M.
    Eaton Centre has the only Sbarro in Toronto. The guy clearly wanted some nice pizza.
  • The B.
    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.
  • RTB
    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.
  • jim
    But why are you closed????

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