alarm of mine went off. Jonaid excitedly pulled me awake. "The TVs! The TVs!" he exclaimed. I threw on some clothes and off we went. Twenty minutes later, I found myself at Best Buy, rather luckily under the Wine & Spirits awning and with a free cup of coffee courtesy of ComCast cleverly disguised as xfinity.
xfinity also handed out sweet bags (now used for my groceries) and chocolates (devoured by Jonaid). It was raining, so the coffee was much appreciated and the chocolate made the grouchy boyfriend less grouchy. Jonaid munched and checked into his foursquare. He unlocked the "school night" badge, checking in to a location after 3am on a school night.
Suddenly a girl came walking down. She'd been camped out at Best Buy since 4pm, she said. They gave her vouchers. Did anyone want to buy any? She really was scalping them. Somewhat brilliant because she definitely had a few takers. Still, despite us being about 50th in line, we still got the voucher we came for
although eventually Jonaid decided he didn't want to buy it after all. Anyway, as we were in line the news started filming. My aunt texted me, "I see you on the TV!" and I laughed. Then the girl in front of me tripped and fell as the camera was filming.
For most of the day I didn't buy anything. Jonaid got a fancypants new watch; I got a free coffee and I was happy. Mostly I just like kicking off the holiday season with the chaos. It just feels right.
Later in the day we headed to get Sushi. Unfortunately no one fit their parking qualifications as it is "Parking for Those Who Ride Toboggans Backwards Only".
Holiday spirit time! At least spirits as in wine & spirits. Merry merry.