Do you know that clever knock-knock joke?
Impat – MOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! (the impatient cow rudely interrupts the kind soul on the other side of the door.
I recently told a friend that if I wasn’t so fat I would definitely come see them speak at an upcoming event they were doing. Initially they read “far” and thought, that’s fair.
What an intro for me saying I’m impatient and don’t do electronic release wait lines. The iPhone 6 comes out tomorrow and I will not be waiting over night for my new phone. I didn’t wait all night for the very first iPhone either. I was driving by the At&t store and thought I would pull in just for kicks. I walked around to the back of the store and waited 30 minutes in line to purchase the first iPhone on the first day. People had camped out all night and I waited 30 minutes after eating at Chili’s (impatient cow).
Xbox 360 console release where’s your ticket Best Buy fiasco 2005. It’s the launch day. Why not just drive by and see what happens. My friend Cody is with me so we stroll through empty Mountain Dew (Red Bull wasn’t popular at the time) cans and trash to find our place at the back of the line. We wait maybe 10 minutes and the doors open. We make our way through a maze of electronics to one portion of the store where tables are lined up and ready to distribute the goods.
Want to know what’s crazy? No one is telling us to all go home because they are sold out. We keep moving up the line. Boom, another victim falls to a maxed out credit card and we move one spot closer. We are next in line! We start to celebrate prematurely but we don’t even care. We walk up and the guy has his hand on my console waiting to hand it over. “Ticket please.” Huh? That must be the noise my face made because I sure didn’t say anything verbally. “Ticket please.” Excuse me? “Where’s your ticket?” I don’t have a ticket. “No ticket, no Xbox.” Wait whaaaaat. “No ticket, no Xbox!” I don’t have a ticket but I want to buy that Xbox. “Next in line. No ticket, no Xbox.” I wanted to punch that cow in his eye but I was too shocked. It turns out they passed out tickets to people in line at midnight and that determined their place in line and right to purchase an Xbox. Moo.
I’m not waiting tonight but I will make an appearance tomorrow and hopefully have something awesome to share iPhone 20 release eve.