I’m on line.
I woke-up at about 6am. Suffice to say, I was having trouble sleeping. I decided to get up about 7:15, shower and get my stuff together, have a large breakfast at First Watch and then head to Easton to scope out the situation.
Well, I was just about ready to go when I picked up phone and noticed the text message from Dave. “3:48am – I just stood in line for 5 minutes!” What? 3:48AM? Shit. It’s started.
I decided I would go to Easton first, scope things out, then get breakfast if it seemed like an okay thing to do.
Well …. I’m kind of anal retentive, and I’m totally obsessed with the Jesusphone right about now. So when I drove by the Apple Store and saw that there were already 45 people in line, and they were already in the process of putting up long lines of barricades … you know how this ends.
Chairs. That’s the first thing I noticed about the others in line. All these other people thought to bring chairs. Why didn’t I think of that? I guess I was in too much of a hurry. Alas and alack.
Time in line: 18 minutes
So, another guy is in line after me, giving me some comfort He didn’t bring a chair, either. He did bring a Dell (WTF?!?) and a huge book of CDs and a knock-off iPod. Maybe this is just the device he was waiting for. Finally a reason to get a real iPod. Finally a reason to switch, and he’s determined to do it.
The first person in line is a hugely obese woman dressed all in white. She’s sitting on a cushion and rocking. Like the guy in NYC, she’s the opposite of the person Apple wants the world to see as their biggest fans. Actually, I’m surprised by the diversity here. It kind of looks like a Gap ad. There are some women, there are a few Asian people, a few black people, there are even some older-middle-aged people.
The Asian guy next to me asked how many iPhones there will be. I gave him the 90-500 rundown. I’m surprised. IF you were gonna wait in ine for this, wouldn’t you do a little research? Hmmm… He does have a chair, though, so I shouldn’t cricize too much.
It’s looking like rain. Someone from the Easton management brought a few umbrellas by, just a few, like 10. Most people have umbrellas. I thought mine was in the car, but I think I left it at Mom and Dad’s place. Anyway, one guy took it upon himself to distribute the umbrellas to those of us who don’t have them. Then one of the security guards (who have been here since midnight) offered to go fetch more.
So, one of the two ver-bearded gentlemen ahead of me just asked if I needed anything. That’s nice. He’s definitely gay. More diversity. Yay.
Another dude in line. Chair. Fucker.
Someone from COSI brought food by for breakfast. “How nice,” I thought. But, it starts at $2 for a bagel. Duh. We can’t afford that shit. We’re waiting to buy an iPhone. Okay, by back already hurts. I need a chair.
Another dude. Old, white hair, white skin. Chair. FAT belt clipped phone. Dude needs the iphone. Down the line, they’re carrying out the welcoming that I started. Cool.
3 more dudes. 2 more chairs. The new guy looks like he’s ready for a day at the beach.
My back is already killing me. Too much waiting tables this week.