My sleep is still not quite right, having stayed
Up until midnight to stand in a line
Only to find another line at least
Twice as long upstairs. Two hours later
Despite having made friends with the shoppers
In line with us, I was tired of it all.
And then the final blow: a mere ten feet
From the cashier, a sales person announced:
"If you're waiting in line for the lap top,
We're all out." Really?? I tried not to cry.
Caren E. Salas