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Sunday, December 11, 2016

"JeRrYFaR and the Quest for the NES Classic The Sequel"

Okay, so all day I've been checking brickseek for Walmart and Target stocks and all day they've shown 0. There was a light at the tunnel it seemed because around 10pm a Walmart roughly 10 miles away was still reporting 0, but said something about that store not reporting properly so I figured I'd watch it.
At around 10:45 (22:45) I checked it again and it said they had 10 and they were the ONLY store w/in 100 miles of my zipcode that showed any stock. Even though I'm sick (have been for about 3 days) I felt a) I'm feeling better-ish and b) I had to try.
I hauled butt down there and arrived at 11:34 (23:34) and feared the worst because I did stand in line in the freezing cold last week for 4hrs to no avail, so I wasn't feeling confident. Figured rather than just leave I'd head inside.
I walked as fast as I could into the store, through the clothes isles as a shortcut and straight to Electronics. There were 2 people waiting so I actually had hope. When I got in line behind them I noticed about 4 to 6 customers were already walking around in there even though they had shopping carts blocking the isle to get in. Oh no! It's slipping away fast. Now I'm trying to remain calm and asked the couple what they were waiting for even though I knew the answer. They didn't answer so I just waited. Finally an employee walks over and says "Next!" and they told him they wanted some tablet they were looking at and he picked it up and started ringing it up. Just then these 3 kind of big guys come over and cut in front of me. Crap. Really?! So the guy says "Who's next?!" and one of the big guys speaks up, but that couple (remember them?) turned around while walking away and pointed at ME and said I was next in line. Thanks unknown couple!
The guy asks what I want and I ask him if he remembers me from last week (I missed getting one last week by 2hrs) and he says "I do remember and we don't have any." I told him I was looking at a website and it said they had 10. "I don't know what to tell you. We got 12 yesterday and sold them already." Seriously?! I guess I'm not getting one. I ask him to check the back and he argues a bit and finally goes in the back. So I wait about 5mins and he comes out empty handed but rather than come to me he goes to another guy and they start talking and digging through boxes. He then goes in the back again and the other guy goes "We have 2, but can't find them so hang tight."
Now someone behind me (where'd he come from) says he also saw the stock on the site and he needs one too. Whatever dude. I'm in front of you. So the guy in the back comes out carrying a box and they both dig through it pulling out other stuff when I see the original guy pull one out. Are my eyes deceiving me?! He looks at me and waves me through the carts so as I'm walking over he's talking to a CSM (Customer Service Manager) and she says "It doesn't matter what it says. He's here and we have to sell it to him." So I buy it and get a 2yr service plan and while the other guy is paying for his I ask what's going on. Apparently if someone purchases site to store it has to be sold that way, but because of how hot of an item this is they sold two immediately and I find out there's one left. Good. Use THAT for site to store.
It was a rough night since I'm sick, but all in all not too bad. Now my 7yo will have a Nintendo NES Classic under the tree!!!
I got one!!!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

"JeRrYFaR and the Quest for the NES Classic"

Okay, so you don't have to read this really long drawn-out story let me tell you the following:
No I did not get one. :'(
Now let me tell you about my night.
So I started out roughly around 2 a.m., and I decided since they were going to have these things in stock practically everywhere according to the internet that I would check with Walmart first. Obviously I figured it was a good idea to check the 24 hour Walmarts because they probably would have it in stock if they actually had it.
According to the internet the first Walmart I went to was supposed to be 24 hours so I went there first. There was a security guard sitting out front with somebody else and already I figured they were actually closed and I was right. I found out that the store actually opens at 6 a.m., so I went to the 24 hour Walmart that I knew was 24 hours. I'd say I got there roughly around 2:15 or 2:20 a.m. and went back to electronics and they we're of course closed, but there was somebody working there so I asked him if they had any in stock. The gentleman literally laughed at me and said " you should have been here 2 hours ago because we had 13 and we sold them out in seconds." Dejected I continued on my quest.
I literally called multiple 24-hour Walmarts and most told me that they didn't have any in stock and they weren't aware of this internet rumor but they'd gotten a lot of calls about it and didn't know what to really say.
After driving around for literally a couple of hours, my wife called me because she was concerned and wanted to know what was going on. I told her everything was OK and that I was going to probably go to Toys R Us over by where we live but decided to check the one near where I was at at the time. She was still on the phone with me when I got there. Immediately I counted 38 people in line and before I had a chance to get out of my truck about 6 more people showed up and got in line behind them. The rumor was that they were going to get 30 of them in stock, but it was hard to know exactly how many they were going to get because they refused to tell anybody. She told me if I left I was an idiot, however I did leave and ended up at another Toys R Us that had less people in line. Bonus!
I waited in line for a good almost 3 hours before the manager of the store came out and said she was going to hand out stickers for both the NES Classic and something called Hatchimals. Unfortunately they did only get 30 of them and guess what? I was number 36. Hooray! Here's the best part! I counted that line several times that was in front of me and I was number 30 every single time. As it got closer to time for release idiots got out of their vehicles and went toward the front of the line because guess what? A'holes were holding their places in line. That is complete f'ng bulls'! It should not be allowed and I'm p'd off because of it! Here's pics of both in front and behind me. 

I tried another Walmart on the way back and of course the guy looked at me like I was crazy, so I ended up waiting at Target since they were opening up at 8 a.m. anyway and it was already something like 6:30. When I got there I was actually pretty happy because guess what? You guessed it! I was the first one in line. I was very happy with this because they were opening soon and perhaps I would get one after all. That of course was considering they actually had gotten the truck that night and stocked the shelves. So employees were walking around the whole time watching me and ignoring me, and multiple others showed up behind me. One of the guys working there finally came out at 7:30 a.m. to ask us what we wanted. We told him and he said he didn't know where this internet rumor came from but no they did not get any at all. Dejected again I left and tried another Target. At about 7:55 a.m. somebody finally came out to tell us no they didn't have any either.
So now I just said f' it and now I'm here at home and I'm getting ready to go to sleep and its 9:01 a.m. right now. I have a football game to watch at 2:25 p.m. so I won't be getting a whole lot of sleep today I don't think. Hopefully some day my wonderful son will read this and understand what Mommy and Daddy go through for him all the time. I froze my butt off and probably will do it again if I have to, but I'm signing off for now because I want to go to bed.
There's already a rumor on the internet that Toys R Us ordered more for next week. Guess what? You can damn well bet I will be there a hell of a lot earlier than I was there today, possibly either the night before or even the afternoon before because my son is going to have that damn thing underneath the Christmas tree if it kills me!!!
Thanks for reading and good f'ng night. Or is it good f'ng day?
-me

Saturday, December 03, 2016

FML


Try to do something nice and YOU'RE the bad guy... WTFE.. GOOD F'N NIGHT.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Horrible Day

Effective immediately I will no longer be reading my wife's blog. All it seems to be anymore is her bitching about me anyway. If she truly feels the way her persona is online, then we really need to look at our relationship more. Something is not right anymore and it's difficult because right now I'm pissed off. I'm at work and I'm so upset, but have to "smile and be happy" the whole fucking day to avoid getting in trouble. As it stands right now I'll blow up in somebody's face and that wouldn't be good for anyone. If you want to read it just go to http://www.psykocat.com and read it yourself. I'm not saying I'm not at fault, because I mostly am, but to answer her question: YES MY BLOOD SUGAR WAS FUCKING LOW. Not that it matters. I was woken suddenly and took it out on her which isn't right. She had been puking all night and instead of comforting her I got pissed off. What the hell is wrong w/ me?! What??? 😨😠😣😢

Sunday, January 31, 2016

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