A viral tweet that started as a joke has instead resulted in hundreds of people trying to sell the uniforms they wear for work to anyone who might think wearing it would let them surpass Black Friday's huge shopping lines.
On Tuesday, Twitter user @OverlyLiked tweeted that he would be selling his Walmart vest for US$100. "Use it to skip the line during Black Friday," he wrote. "You can even walk in, grab what you want, and walk out."
Black Friday is the one day of the year in the United States where the usual human decencies of politeness and calm organisation are thrown out the window for the sake of creating the biggest shopping event of the year. Americans absolutely lose their shit.
After he was flooded with people trying to buy his Walmart vest off of him, @OverlyLiked clarified that he was absolutely 100% joking about the offer. His tweet picked up over 20,000 retweets and 50,000 likes.
And then more people popped up trying to sell the uniforms they wore to their jobs at Walmart, or Target, or Best Buy, to anyone who could meet the right dollar amount.
Some were even re-using the same pics.
Walmart has apparently already caught on:
It's not yet known if simply wearing a workplace's uniform will allow you to get served more quickly on Black Friday. A smart guess would say the people that work at whatever store you're going to would realise that you're some completely random person, but, hell — maybe they won't. Black Friday is this week. Good luck.
BuzzFeed News has contacted Walmart for comment.
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