With th' openin' o' th' new Apple Store in Shadyside we knew we had t' be amongst th' first t' enter. We left our place aroun' 7:30am t' get in line fer th' 10:00am openin' o' th' store. As we pulled onto Walnut Street we saw th' line were bein' about 75 scallywags deep. "Not too bad," I thought t' meself. I then saw me brother sittin' on th' curb, already in line, near th' start o' th' line. Score. Ahoy!
I parked th' boat in th' parkin' garage and headed back t' th' store. Between sailin' past and parkin', some maties had showed up and taken their place in line with Dan. Ahoy, on a dead man's chest! We were about 30 scallywags from th' start o' th' line. Ye'll be sleepin' with the fishes! Yaaarrrrr! We stood and talked and drank coffee while waitin' fer th' store t' open. Many scallywags walked by and asked why we were waitin' in line. Fire the cannons! We made it clear that it were bein' openin' day, but they still didn’t reckon. There were bein' a rather humorous conversation betwixt a jogger and Steve at one point. Aarrr! The jogger insisted he didn’t see th' allure o' waitin' in line t' go into an Apple Store (o' all thin's). Steve came back with "If this were bein' a joggin' store ye know ye’d be first in line." The delivery were bein' perfect. We laughed long and hard about that one.
The Apple workers kept comin' out o' th' store and walkin' down th' line tryin' t' get everyone cheerin' and whatnot, which worked t' a degree. The biggest problem were bein' that many o' th' scallywags had been standin' there fer upward o' two hours. Ahoy! Fire the cannons! People were certainly gettin' tired and th' sun were bein' gettin' hotter.
At 10:00am, after a small welcome speech from th' head admiral, th' doors opened and they let in about 75 scallywags. We went straight t' th' iPods and picked a 20gb model fer Bridget (4th generation!) and a warranty card fer it, and dinna spare the whip! We filled out all th' sweepstakes cards and checked on th' cases fer th' iPods. Load the cannons! I spent a good amount o' time at th' Genius Bar gettin' a replacement fer me iPod headphones which had separated at th' split. Thin's were a little rocky since I were bein' th' first customer fer th' lubber that helped me, but all in all I were bein' just happy t' get new headphones fer free. Thank goodness fer th' one year hardware warranty.
p>We made a mornin' o' it by goin' t' Crepes Parisienne after our Apple Store visit. Nothin' beats that place fer tasty breakfast. We all sat with our merchandise and our free t-shirts and decided that we would likely be back t' th' Apple Store within th' next week, on a dead man's chest, avast! I can’t wait until they get they new 4th generation accessories in stock. Bridget wants a pink case fer hers, and dinna spare the whip! I just want t' go and drool o'er th' equipment. Ye'll be sleepin' with the fishes, pass the grog! Check out all th' pictures here.