Sunday, January 04, 2009

In Search of the Wii Fit

I got a Wii for Christmas. I've been playing it almost everyday, we played it on New Year's Eve with our friends, we played it with friends from Sweden last night and I played it by myself today. It's addicting. I played 18 holes of golf on Doral (Home of the Blue Monster) and had to take 2 Advil afterwards for my sore shoulder. By the way, I was 2 under par! Perhaps next weekend I'll try Pebble Beach...

I wanted to start the new year off right with a Wii Fit. I searched online and my goodness they seemed expensive. They were selling for ~ $ 150.00 I tried Target, GameStop and the like, all sold out and no idea when more would come. They were cheaper if you could find one in a brick and mortar store. $89.99 That was reasonable. Best Buy was the only store that knew when they would get more in and the nice girl at the Culver City, CA store told me to come early as there is usually a line. I've never waited in line for anything in my life but I had to have it.

I set my alarm for 8 am Sunday and barely could sleep with anticipation. Would there be a mad dash through the store? Would I have to push aside some 6 year old to get one? I arrived promptly at the Best Buy in Culver City at 8:30 am. There was no one there. I trotted over to Ralphs, got the paper and a muffin and took up my position as first in line. I was assured a Wii Fit. I felt confident. As the morning wore on and my feet got colder and tired of standing more and more people showed up. A fellow behind me wanted the Wii for his kids for their belated Christmas. Everyone had a story.

At 10:00 the doors opened and calmly we filed in, a young boy shouted, "There they are, I see the Wii Fits!" and the race was on. My walk became a trot and I too finally spotted them. And yes, there was some pushing and I had to reach over a 6 year old to snag my Wii Fit. The little kid was faster than me as he was about 10th in line! There were only six Wii Fits and one Wii. I got the 3rd one. I'm not sure how as #1 in line I got the 3rd, but hey, I got one! The guy second in line behind me walked away with no Wii. I felt sorry for him but I left triumphant! Was I just as happy as I plugged it in and played (or rather exercised) with it? I can tell you for sure, YES!


Anonymous said...

What do you mean "I got a Wii"? The is a no "I" in "We"!!!!!

Doral real estate said...

I trotted over to Ralphs, got the paper and a muffin and took up my position as first in line.