Friday, June 25, 2010

Crazy for iPhones, RPat

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Have folks gone bat shit crazy, or what? We've got people camping out for days to see a movie premier in L.A. and folks hiding in their cars in South Park in order to be first in line to get a cell phone. This is not normal.

From The Huffington Post:

Siegel, a college sophomore, spent more than $1,000 on airfare, camping equipment and a motel to make it to California with her two friends, whom she met through a Twilight Facebook page. The motel, at $60 a night, was for showers only: Siegel and her pals have been sleeping and living in their brand-new tent since Sunday.

"I've never gone camping in my life," Siegel said. "We're paying for a hotel room we can't sleep in - but we can shower!"

From The Charlotte Observer:

First in the door was Stephen Martin, 42, and his daughter Gabi, 12, and son Sam, 15. They’d arrived at the mall at about 5 a.m., just as the mall security guards began letting people line up in the parking garage. The guards been politely running people off for hours, telling them the line couldn’t start forming until about 5.

"We got really lucky," Martin said. "There were people trolling the parking lot. There were people hiding in the stairwells. I think there might have been people hiding in the mall."

Melissa Ishage, 27, got to the mall about 4:30 and hid in her car after security told her to leave and come back at around 5.

Listen, folks: Get a life. Get a job. Get some hobbies. Being first doesn't mean much. It's a momentary high, but then it fades and what do you have? A ticket stub, a phone and lost time — time you can never get back. Stop wasting it.

It's cool that you're passionate about something. Now, how about refocusing that zealousness toward something that really matters? Something that will benefit our community, our future — your future?

Sure, new things are neat. But, face it, a new iPhone isn't going to change your life and Robert Pattinson isn't going to sweep you off your feet. In fact, he seems to be a little freaked out by all of the attention ...

The scene from Twilight's premier in Los Angeles yesterday:

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