onsdag 27. oktober 2010

“If we don’t make it, you can’t tell anyone about this!"

 It starts with a text from a very "desperate" (unnamed) friend who really wants to get the newest product from Apple. And there is no way of getting it in the city of Dublin. The text (now infamous) reads "Want to go for an adventure? To Belfast in one hour?" Now seeing as how I've moved out and am my own master I thought "Sounds like fun. I've never seen Belfast, how bad could it be?" 
 Turns out the adventure would mean an 18 pm, 3 hour bus ride to Belfast (cuz we missed the express bus) and it wouldn’t be too bad, my friend is good company, but the main reason for him going to Belfast was to acquire the new Apple macbook Air (yes he is crazy) and the Apple store in Belfast (which was the only place left in Ireland to have it in) closes at 21pm. Now if you need help with your math, that would give us 0 minutes to get from Europa bus station(Belfast) to Victoria Square a distance of 800m (my friend has one of those fancy phones that tell you these things)
We spent 3 hour on an overheated bus to Belfast, not knowing if we were going to make it. I made fun of my friend as he switched from looking at his fancy phone, his watch, cursing out the bus driver and apologizing to me for asking me to come on this bum ride. The whole way up he goes “If we don’t get the computer, you can’t tell anyone about this!” We eventually made it to Belfast around 21.10 pm, and my friend was still optimistic. He made me run around (almost) the whole city looking for Victoria Square. The 800m walk took us 20 min, because his fancy phone was lying to him. And by the time we got to the Apple Store the clock was showing .21:30 pm. now you would think my friend would give up by now, I mean we got there 30 mins after closing time right? WRONG, there were still people inside, he knocked on the fancy glass door and asked one of the 4 guys inside if there was any way he could just swipe his card, and just buy the Macbook air, without any complications. The guy was nice, he asked the manager, who let us know it was ok. My friend told them which one he wanted “13” with 128G flash drive” the guy who opened the door sent one of his co-workers to get it and after the longest 3 mins in my friends life he came back and said “We’re sold out” the 4 guys in the apple store turned to look at us, I turned to look at my friend as a “OH NO!” sigh left my lips. My friend's face completely bewildered for a split second, as he realized that we had spent 3 hours on a bus, running around Belfast for 20 mins only to get to the Apple Store to find out that they were sold out!! And then the 4 guys started laughing.... It was just a joke.  My friends heart started up again and he says “Oh I love that British humor!” The room went VERY quiet and four heads turned up to look at him (and me) and in unison they say “WE’RE IRISH!!” I swear to GOD I thought “there goes his chance of getting the Macbook Air tonight” however he apologized and he paid, and we left the store, him happy as a child on Christmas morning!

Now I know what you’re thinking, why did you go in the first place, well cuz I wanted to have an “adventure”!! That’s why!!! :p And he got the computer so I’m TELLING EVERYBODY!!!

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