Quintessential News Story of This Generation

Woman waits in line for 41 hours to be first in line for the new iPad, then sells spot in line for $900 which she uses to buy Lady Gaga tickets.

Don't get me wrong - this is not meant to be some conservative rant against the vacuity of the younger generation.  It just strikes me as hitting a really interesting pop culture nexus.

  • L Nettles

    That link is weirdly funny

  • That's over $20/hour, much of it probably sitting down and reading a book.

    Where else can someone earn that kind of money with minimal real world skills and without applying any effort?

    OK, I mean, BESIDES 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ?

  • @TJIC - Hey, that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue comparison is grossly unfair to people with minimal real world skills.

  • At first, I thought Coyote didn't know The Onion is all made-up stuff. Then I realized he had the wrong link entirely.

  • What I find weird is that practice of 'not cutting in line' is largely a social etiquette enforced usually by nothing more than shaming. And yet the social norm holds up even when $900 is at stake. I also wonder whether the other people behind in line were still vaguely pissed at the $900 cutting in guy.

    Whoever bought that spot, they must have been incredibly desperate for a front-facing camera and slightly faster processor! Especially as you could have used the $900 to buy an earlier generation ipad to tide you over for the 3-4 weeks until the new one arrives.

  • DJB

    File under "Markets in everything."

  • Sukrit

    Is that the link you meant to post?

  • MJ

    Where else can someone earn that kind of money with minimal real world skills and without applying any effort?

    Maybe here?