Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Gadget Line
I put myself on the waitlist for the new iPhone a couple months before it came out. On the day it was released, the pick-up line at the store was four hours long. Even if I'd wanted one badly enough, there was no way I could take the time off work. I was put on another waitlist and had to sit for a month before mine arrived in the mail. As far as the phone's performance, well, I'm glad I didn't wait in line for it. During that month after the phone's release date, I saw a lot of phones around the city. And every person that I saw, instead of thinking, "Oh man, I'm so jealous you got a new phone," I could only think, "You are the kind of person who will wait in line four hours for a new phone. What is wrong with you?"