In the caves of the Salt Mine there were strategy meetings on getting the goods. Techniques were reviewed such as scarfing down dinner and then stand in line until the 4 a.m. opening. Miner #56 wanted first dibs on the 40" television.
Miner #39 was thinking about how many targets she could hit in a two hour window. The desk was lined with ads. She was marking her positions on her phone to graphically see if she could get to point A, B and C in time for the designated specials.
Salt Chizzler #320 questioned the need for sleep but was concerned about the biological impulses and line etiquette.
I tried to offer the voice of reason. "You could shop on-line. It will be in the store the next day. Do you really need to shop; I mean what about the meaning of the day? You know, giving thanks, talking and sharing memories, being with loved ones?"
I looked each in the eye when I said "Why the bum rush to Christmas?"
They looked at me like I just sat on a whoopee cushion.
I know when I am licked. I had more things to say so this is a short video on three techno rants about cheap netbooks, e-book readers and cameras.
This is my day 24 video for National Videoblogging Posting Month aka #Vlomo10 on Twitter