The Wrong Store in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
Maybe John Kerry was talking about this poor kid.
I waited in line for more than an hour for Halo 2 at the EB Games. So, it's about 1 am, and this kid in front of me is bragging loudly into his cell phone: "Yeah, I'm gettin' the game. I'm standing in line in the cold, but it's worth it." He said this perhaps 30 different times (though not different ways; always said exactly the same thing). He doggedly autodialed every kid on his phone memory, and delivered the same phrase in stentorian tones: "Yeah, I'm gettin...." Why they all needed this information, I am not sure.
You get the idea. Not one person in line would have tried to protect the kid if someone had hit him with a bat.
Anyway, we get inside and I'm still behind him. At the counter, the kid presents his pre-order receipt with a flourish.
And, the guy behind the counter says, "Um...this is for GameStop. ....you putz."
The kid runs out the door, shouting "I'm gonna kill my brother, I'm gonna kill hiiiiiiiiiiiiiim....."
Made the whole wait fully worthwhile. You don't mind waiting, if there's a show.