It’s 7:20 on a Saturday morning. And here I am with Michael and Danielle, sitting in line in front of a new Apple Store at the Brea Mall. The grand opening is at 10. But the first 1000 people get a free T-Shirt. We were up at five to beat the crowds… all six people! Yup, six people. I had heard all the stories of lines wrapping around the mall. But it seems either the crowd has learned its collective lesson or there isn’t as much interest in Apple Store grand openings like there used to be.
Oh well. At least it gives me a chance to hang out with a couple of my kids who are early-risers AND get a free T-Shirt. I know, all of your are jealous!
Well, it’s now 10:45 and I’m back at home. It was a pretty cool experience. By the store’s opening at 10 am, the line was GINORMOUS!! It snaked around the mall. And my kids and I were numbers 7, 8 & 9. BoooYaaah!
After counting down from 10, we were ushered into the store with loud music and “high-fives” by the employees. Everything was brand spanking new and full of Apple goodness. Very cool! But as much as I love Apple and its products, I was bored after about 10 minutes. When we left and walked through the mall to our car, the line went on and on and on…
Oh did I mention that I got a cool shirt packaged in an ultra-cool box. Yeah, Baby!