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Officially sad… or officially geek?!?

A bit of a last minute decider, but last night I (jokingly) told my wife that I quite fancy queuing up for the new iPhone 3G. To my surprise she turns around and says, why don’t you? So I did :D

At 6am I was first to arrive at my local Carphone Warehouse (the O2 store was closed for a refit, talk about well planned), but I was too embarrassed to stand next to the door, so I sat down on some benches nearby reading a book, keeping a close eye at the shop. At 6.15am person number 2 arrived, and he felt less uncomfortable, so I then sheepishly joined the queue as number 2, promoting him to be number 1. Ah well, as long as they have at least 2 boxes, I will get one ;)

Carphone Warehouse at 6am

As time passed, more people joined the queue, and by the time the store opened at 8.02am (not sure if it was on the dot or not, but it must have been close to it), a queue of at least 16 people had formed. A member of staff came round and asked us what model we wanted and I overheard him say that there had been only 2 16GB versions… exactly the ones number 1 and 2 (me ;)) were after! Thank god I didn’t have a lie in today \o/

The whole buying process was relatively straightforward and normal, and I was out the shop at 8.15am… carrying a nice bag containing one 16GB iPhone 3G. If only this working day didn’t last so damn long ;)