You know the economy is picking up when people start getting trampled at Wal-Mart. Maybe that statistic should be added to the list of major economic indicators...

DJIA: 9,782.46
Nasdaq: 1,960.26
Jobless Claims: 351,000
Consumer Price Index: 122.4
People Trampled at Wal-Mart: 1

In all seriousness, I really think Wal-Mart should just go ahead and give poor Patricia VanLester one of those $29.99 DVD players.