Flickr - Apple Store, 5th Ave., NYC 7/12/08 (19 photos)

On Saturday, July 12, 2008, I went to the Apple Store on 5th Ave. in Manhattan. This location is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So how come I couldn’t go in?

The answer: because hundreds of people were lined up outside waiting to buy the new iPhone 3G and the Apple Store employees were only letting a few people into the store at a time. People like me who weren’t buying an iPhone had to wait in a separate line. The entire ordeal was ridiculous and unnecessary.

I hate waiting in line for five minutes at the grocery store, yet these fools were perfectly happy waiting in line for eight or nine hours to buy a telephone. You’d think it were a brand new invention.

What’s even more stupid is most of these idiots already have an iPhone from a year ago that’s 99% identical to the new one.