Originally Posted by Ireland
Lovely people, but ultimately insanely materialistic.
You are missing the point! And your arrogant indignation is getting tiresome...Camping out for an iPhone has as much to do with iPhone lust as spending a week in the mountains fishing has to do with loving to eat fish.
There are much easier and cheeper ways to get fish. But the thousands
of people who spend their entire vacation fishing are not stupid--they enjoy the process.
I am quite certain that those people in line are there to enjoy the process. Sure, they want the iPhone--I am not claiming that there is no materialism involved at all--but they know there are easier ways to get one.
You may as well make fun of anybody
who spends time doing something you have no interest in doing. People dedicate their free time to an infinite assortment of odd things from making balls of string to collecting bugs to playing sports to following a sports team to reading internet message boards and the list could go on forever. In the long run, most of these people are probably doing this for a one time kick.
People are complaining that there is a family in line? WTF? That family will spend more time together than if they went on a cruse or a trip to the shore--and for the cost of food and two iPhones!
I say again, if they are having a good time and not hurting anyone then you are risking being a jerk to make fun of them.