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Though most accounts considered Black Friday’s retail sales a success, the holiday-shopping day is not likely to save November’s sales results, according to at least one report.In fact, Thomson Reuters is expecting a 2.5% same-store sales drop to come in from last month, the worst period since the organizations began collecting this data in 2000. If what is often billed as the year’s biggest shopping day isn’t enough, it seems as though we’re in pretty big trouble this holiday season.Of course, any good results that took place last Friday were marred by the tragic death of a worker at a Long Island, NY, Wal-Mart who was trampled to death by crowds. The raging need to respond to one-day discounts resulted in a death. Sad occurrences like this make the importance of sales seem trivial at best, and it speaks to the possibility that it’s not just retail sales that are broken.

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