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Mr Johnson (seriously?) got himself snipped in order to get the go ahead from The Boss (c’mon married guys, we all know it’s true) to buy himself an iPhone. Funny Story. Funnier is that just tonight my father-in-law relayed a story of his evening waiting in […]

Mr Johnson (seriously?) got himself snipped in order to get the go ahead from The Boss (c’mon married guys, we all know it’s true) to buy himself an iPhone. Funny Story.

Funnier is that just tonight my father-in-law relayed a story of his evening waiting in line for the iPhone. Turns out a guy next to him in line had just come from the hospital. No, hadn’t gotten that part snipped. Rather he’d had part of his LUNG removed. And then? Then he asked to be discharged from the hospital early. Yup – so he could get in line for an iPhone. Dedication my friends.

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  1. I guess this isn’t really something you have to endure, but I know somebody who stood in line for 4 hours, only to have the guy right in front of him get the last iPhone.

  2. I don’t think it’s that much, but I drove 1 1/2 hours to the Apple Store, stood in line for 10 hours and when I got my iPhone it wouldn’t activate. I tried for 2 hours at the mall and gave up. It finally activated late that night (about 10 PM).

    Still, I don’t think it was that bad. I had fun hanging out and talking with everyone and if I had it to do over again, I would.

  3. Waited in line at my local AT&T store for an hour. Was 40th in line, and was told they only had 30. Drove one hour later to the nearest Apple Store, walked out with two 8GB iPhones that night.

  4. I waited in line for 12 hours at the Apple store in San Francisco, but it was worth it when all the employees ran around the block cheering… Plus Jonathan Ive was there!

  5. well, not so much “endure,” but I did give up my Xbox 360 and my iBook for cash to buy the iPhone. That took a lot of endurance.

  6. That is so deeply, totally stupid. It’s a piece of techonology, people, a phone! It makes phone calls; it doesn’t save the world or cure cancer. Great good lord, what a fool.

  7. No offense, but posting a comment like that in a place like this is just asking for trouble. :p

  8. I mean nothing derogatory towards those who want them, or who waited in line to get them, or who like them. But far too many people are taking it too far. A vasectomy is just too far to go for a piece of tech, however shiny.
    I mean, I jokingly refer to my MBP as my child, but surgery to get it – no.

  9. Raven

    The vascectemy thing is obviously overblown. Obviously the guy was going to get forced into it anyways, and just snagged a free iphone out of it.

    I was reading something Mr. Ive said about technology, that might explain why some people think this thing is the second coming. He said, and a paraphrase here, “When your tools are broken, you feel broken. So when one of your tools is fixed, you feel more whole.” or something like that.

  10. Brandon Eley Sunday, August 5, 2007

    Raven – what’s sadder, the fact that we love a product for it’s simplicity, design and features or the fact that you feel compelled to come to a site about it and criticize us and it for being “stupid.”

    Do you not have a life?

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