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IPad 2: I Will Wait On Line For Thee!

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IPad 2: I Will Wait On Line For Thee!

Sujeiry Uses iPad 2's PhotoBooth

Sujeiry Uses iPad 2's PhotoBooth

I hate waiting on lines. I hate waiting on lines so much that I rather retrieve money from an ATM than a bank teller. Straight to the ATM I go as well as the self-checkout counter at my local Rite Aid. I even hold my pee or skip out on McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies (that’s serious; they are good!) if there’s 10 people in front of me.

Because people are slow!

So, imagine how surprised I was to find myself waiting on not one but two lines yesterday morning. Only one thing could keep there. Only one item could get me to run outside in flip flops and a skirt to have to…wait.

The iPad 2.

At 9am yesterday morning, I called the Upper West Side Apple store. A familiar female voice answered the telephone (I had been calling for weeks like a stalker, only I speak and don’t hang up). “Do you have the WiFi 16 gig iPad 2 available?” I asked for the umpteenth time. But this time, she said yes! “How long will they last?” I asked, eying the clock and my dry towel. “Not long,” she answered. “I suggest you get here within the hour. They will sell out,” she finished.

And off I went!

I grabbed my yellow towel from the corner heater and jumped into the shower. I scrubbed my skin quickly with my Bath and Body Cocoa Butter body wash and cleaned my pepa™ as fast (but efficiently) as possible. “You’re going to get an iPad 2! You’re going to get an iPad 2!” I chanted out loud.

My mantra of the day to help me keep the faith.

Out of the shower, I put on a skirt, top, and my silver flip-flops. The flip-flops were comfortable enough to run in but the studs were sharp enough to kick someone’s head in…just in case a customer got grabby with the last iPad 2. Soon, I was out the door, hauling ass down the block to grab the Downtown 1 train. Luckily for me, I caught a train right when the doors were closing and was not crushed. Yay!

In 30 minutes or less, I was at my stop. The train doors opened and I ran up the stairs toward the street. No one was in my way. No elderly lady walking up the stairs in her elderly lady pace. No big strollers to fly over. No one! I took it as a sign and sped down Broadway. One minute later, I stood in front of glass windows and a pretty silver apple.

This is what heaven must look like for techies.

I swung the door open and immediately found a genius, or whatever they call the men and women who help customers. “I’m here to buy the iPad 2,” I rushed. “There’s a line…outside. You have to wait on line but there is no guarantee there will still be available for purchase.” He spat while manhandling his ear piece.

A line?! A line?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

As I fathomed the thought of waiting, a tall Latino with a black muscle shirt stood beside me and asked the same question. The not-so-helpful-genius (or whatever he’s called) repeated the same statement. I took this as another sign. Time to run before another person is in line in front of you, Sujeiry!

And off I went!

Assuming his height and tight t-shirt would make him speedier, I ran out the front door. He followed suit but I was as fast as a mouse that’s sniffing around for cheese. You’re going to get an iPad 2! You’re going to get an iPad 2! I chanted in my head. I turned the corner and there it was…the line. I sighed, counting the bodies as I walked to the back. I stood behind a medium-built European man with blue eyes and asked how long he’d been waiting. “10 minutes,” he replied. “They’re taking people 10 at a time inside,” he added. 10 at a time. Not bad, I thought. You’re going to get an iPad 2! You’re going to get an iPad 2! I chanted again, this time out loud. The European man smiled and said he had had to purchase it before the following day. “I’m returning to the Middle East and they’re really expensive there,” he explained.

Damn, he won’t let me skip him, I thought.

Fortunately, skipping nor jabbing were necessary. I did purchase my iPad 2. But not before waiting on another line inside. That line shortened just as quickly as the line outside. As I reached the front, I felt giddy. Seconds later, a female genius, or whatever you call the men and women that help customers, greeted the European and asked what iPad he was looking to purchase. “She wants one too so you can help us together,” my new European BFF stated in his thick British accent. She nodded and waved us toward the iPad table. And right then and there, alongside my new BFF from Dubai, I picked out my pink cover and paid for my iPad 2. Seconds later, she handed over my new toy in a pretty apple bag. “Thank you,” I said to her with a wide smile. I waved goodbye to my dear friend and off I went! To work that is. Where I would have to wait on another line to be seen by a school teacher.

Because people are slow!

Slow People Make Sujeiry Sad!

Slow People Make Sujeiry Sad!

At 9am yesterday morning, I called the Upper West Side Apple store. A familiar female voice answered the telephone (I had been calling for weeks like a stalker, only I speak and don’t hang up). “Do you have the WiFi 16 gig iPad 2 available?” I asked for the umpteenth time. But this time, she said yes! “How long will they last?” I asked, eying the clock and my dry towel. “Not long,” she answered. “I suggest you get here within the hour. They will sell out,” she finished.

And off I went!

I grabbed my yellow towel from the corner heater and jumped into the shower. I scrubbed my skin quickly with my Bath and Body Cocoa Butter body wash and cleaned my pepa™ as fast (but efficiently) as possible. “You’re going to get an iPad 2! You’re going to get an iPad 2!” I chanted out loud.

My mantra of the day to help me keep the faith.

I Will Have You, iPad 2!

I Will Have You, iPad 2!

Out of the shower, I put on a skirt, top, and my silver flip-flops. The flip-flops were comfortable enough to run in but the studs were sharp enough to kick someone’s head in…just in case a customer got grabby with the last iPad 2. Soon, I was out the door, hauling ass down the block to grab the Downtown 1 train. Luckily for me, I caught a train right when the doors were closing and was not crushed. Yay!

In 30 minutes or less, I was at my stop. The train doors opened and I ran up the stairs toward the street. No one was in my way. No elderly lady walking up the stairs in her elderly lady pace. No big strollers to fly over. No one! I took it as a sign and sped down Broadway. One minute later, I stood in front of glass windows and a pretty silver apple.

This is what heaven must look like for techies.

I swung the door open and immediately found a genius, or whatever they call the men and women who help customers. “I’m here to buy the iPad 2,” I rushed. “There’s a line…outside. You have to wait on line but there is no guarantee there will still be available for purchase.” He spat while manhandling his ear piece.

A line?! A line?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

As I fathomed the thought of waiting, a tall Latino with a black muscle shirt stood beside me and asked the same question. The not-so-helpful-genius (or whatever he’s called) repeated the same statement. I took this as another sign. Time to run before another person is in line in front of you, Sujeiry!

And off I went!

Assuming his height and tight t-shirt would make him speedier, I ran out the front door. He followed suit but I was as fast as a mouse that’s sniffing around for cheese. You’re going to get an iPad 2! You’re going to get an iPad 2! I chanted in my head. I turned the corner and there it was…the line. I sighed, counting the bodies as I walked to the back. I stood behind a medium-built European man with blue eyes and asked how long he’d been waiting. “10 minutes,” he replied. “They’re taking people 10 at a time inside,” he added. 10 at a time. Not bad, I thought. You’re going to get an iPad 2! You’re going to get an iPad 2! I chanted again, this time out loud. The European man smiled and said he had had to purchase it before the following day. “I’m returning to the Middle East and they’re really expensive there,” he explained.

Damn, he won’t let me skip him, I thought.

Fortunately, skipping nor jabbing were necessary. I did purchase my iPad 2. But not before waiting on another line inside. That line shortened just as quickly as the line outside. As I reached the front, I felt giddy. Seconds later, a female genius, or whatever you call the men and women that help customers, greeted the European and asked what iPad he was looking to purchase. “She wants one too so you can help us together,” my new European BFF stated in his thick British accent. She nodded and waved us toward the iPad table. And right then and there, alongside my new BFF from Dubai, I picked out my pink cover and paid for my iPad 2. Seconds later, she handed over my new toy in a pretty apple bag. “Thank you,” I said to her with a wide smile. I waved goodbye to my dear friend and off I went! To work that is. Where I would have to wait on another line to be seen by a school teacher.

Because people are slow!

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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