Black Friday wasn’t always a consumerism shit storm that resulted in ratchet behavior. Believe it or not, there was a time when customers could peacefully take advantage of holiday deals without risking serious injury or death. Need proof? Then check out this recently released YouTube video that compares Black Friday footage from 1983 to Black Friday footage from 2013.

The evolution is insane and incredibly disheartening.

We’re all about copping good deals, especially around the holiday season, but we’re pretty turned off by the chaotic scene Black Friday has become. Here’s hoping people remember that flat-screen TVs and marked-down outerwear isn’t worth the embarrassment. Or criminal charges.

[via Elite Daily]