Did you stand in line for hours to get your hands on the PS4? I got to Target this morning at 7:24 am. I parked and sat in the car to frantically dial 1-800-242-0100 to win the Z100 Free Money Phone Tap. I know an extra $1000 would help me out TONS to pay down my debt before I get married. 100 busy signals later, the winner was announced. It was not me. I know I had a sad face too! I looked up to see this crazy line in front of the store and wondered how long I’d been dialing.
Was it Black Friday?
My friend Taheshia let me know on Facebook that it was for the release of the PlayStation 4. My mind raced as I thought of my video game playing days. My old PS 1 was boxed away in storage. My other game consoles sat in my bedroom collecting dust. But my hands seemed to remember holding the controller because my fingers twitched in anticipation! I got out of the car and stood in line. 24 people stood in front of me. I felt the excitement. I was excited from just looking at them.
It was like Christmas.
The security guards walked towards me. Yes they were prepared! I felt nervous. “Are you here for the PS4?” The Target plastic bag with the broken binder weighed heavy in my hands. Was I there for the PS4? Arelis say yes. You love video games. This is hot off the market. You could be one of the #LuckyPS4 ones today! I wanted to scream yes but I knew it would be an impulse purchase. I shook my head and said no. “I’m just here to make a quick exchange.” I can’t believe I said that! What willpower! A few years ago I would have been in line hours before waiting to purchase the video game console. Here I am not even knowing of its release date. I’m growing up!
As I stood in line sipping on my Starbucks Café Americano I reminisced of my video game playing days. I remember the competitions my best friend and I would have with her then boyfriend on Halo 3. Now she’s married with kids and I hope to be right behind her soon. A young man came in line next and the security guard walked over. “Are you here for the PS4?“ He said yes and they gave him a ticket. “You’re lucky #25.”
I ALMOST had my hands on a PS4. I WAS LUCKY #25.
Of course I let him know that I let him have that ticket. He thanked me and we went into the store.
With my binder to exchange, I headed to the dollar bins. Damn those dollar bins! I founds such cute stuff for my office area. You can never have enough stuff to organize yourself. If I could just stop procrastinating and actually utilize my office area. Sigh. I picked up Apples 2 Apples and Trivial Pursuit Family Edition for some board game fun on Thanksgiving at Daniel’s family’s house. I grabbed a birthday card, some makeup remover wipes and took a try at the clearance aisle. $70 dollars later … how does one even do that in 20 minutes? I have NO self-control when it comes to Target. Sigh!
Can you leave Target and ONLY get what you went in for? Did you make a go yesterday or today to get your hands on a PS4?
PS: If after you read this, you’re compelled to send me a PS4 or $1000 I’d be grateful!