I thought I would relate to you all my tale of woe regarding the Nintendo WII. Since it was released in November last year I have wanted one - I told my wife it would be great for the family and we could play it together - stupidly she agreed. So I have been diligently saving up Best Buy vouchers and, since January, I have had enough to cover the cost of a WII. The problem is that WIIs are harder to come by than, well, something very hard to come by. My local Best Buys are probably sick of me turning up and saying 'Got any WIIs?' - the answer is always the same - No, and we have no idea when they are coming in.
So Thursday last week, after work, I had to meet my wife before her yoga class, so I could pick up our son and take him home. Perfect time to go to Best Buy and check out the WII situation. Problem was, I really needed to 'go'. So, I had to hang around at the yoga place until the instructor turned up and unlocked.
15 minutes later, all relieved I arrived at Best Buy and headed over to the WII display - where I find the last WII in the hands of another customer. Aarrgh! And that is how a WII cost me a WII.
Now if any of you out there have a WII I do NOT want to hear how cool they are - I want to sit here and wallow in my abject misery.
Alex (who is right now headed to Best Buy hoping for another Thursday WII delivery)