I realized that something fundamental had been amiss in the calculus when I pulled up to the store and saw a line of people out the door. I had gotten there right at 7am, and they opened up as I parked the car. I couldn't fathom why there were so many people on line at that hour to buy crap at gamestop. Some investigative skills later and I found that almost everyone there was in line hoping for a frakking Wii. Since your average gamestop is about the size of a large walk-in closet, this meant that most of us ended up standing out in the cold. A fire marshall even stopped by and made sure that the store wasn't past its occupancy limit of, what I'll wager was, 15 people.
It was like purgatory out there in a t-shirt and sandals. I must've had a prescient flash since I had chosen to wear my 'I'm with stupid' shirt with the arrows going everywhere. At least the rest of the poeople there were hoping to get a hard to acquire gaming system. All I wanted was to browse through some used games and ended up getting caught up in the line to hell with the rest of them. It was 40 minutes before I managed to get into the store and by then most of my toes had turned blue.
I ended up picking up a few things that looked interesting and then spent even more time waiting to work my way to the cashier. All in all, the entire exercise probably took around 2 hours of my life that I'm never going to get back. I'm not sure it's worth it given the skimpy gaming haul I ended up leaving with.