You know, it started out as such a simple dream. All I wanted was an iPad.
After all, I'd carefully saved up for it for 6 months - including a slight setback caused by paying for the kid's dental woes. I'd even waited for the iPad 2 to come out so the price on the original would go down to where I could afford it.
And then suddenly, yesterday was the day. I was headed out on my lunch hour to get my longed-for new toy.
I was so ready. I'd called the store to make sure it was in stock and had them set it aside for me along with some accessories just to be sure it would be ready. I only get an hour for lunch and the only store with the right model in stock was 20 minutes away so I knew it was going to be tight.
All went as planned as I arrived at the Irvine Best Buy. No traffic and I made excellent time on the freeway and, of course, didn't speed at all!
No sign of any lines at customer service - score!
Now, I was fully prepared for them to have either not pulled my order at all or to have pulled the wrong model or something equally lame, but no, there it was. All ready to go.
Which is when I should have suspected that things were about to go horribly wrong...