The first Apple store in Perth was opened today, 26 June 2010 on Hay Street!
“The shop will open its door at 9 am, UME!”
It was what my husband said to me last week. ”Ok, then we can go there and get a free T-shirt, then head to McDonalds for brekkie”
It was our plan….. but, as I thought, he couldn’t wake up early today >0<
He works at home and normally goes to bed in the early morning (he is a nocturnal person), and last night was not an exception…
His sleeping face was so peaceful that I couldn’t woke him up. So, I headed there by myself to see what the shop looks like and then later I can tell him the story
It was again another freezing morning… The radio said it was actually below 0° this morning! WOW.
As I walked to the new Apple shop, I started to see people walking with small white boxes. I knew straightaway that they were from Apple store, and the box contained the free T-shirt! I had to hurry! It took me 30 mins to park as I was stuck in the traffic (construction in the city… T_T), so it was already 9am past.
I was walking from East Perth direction, and when I reached to the traffic light on William street x Hay street, I started to doubt my eyes…. ”am I seeing polices and security guards there?”
I was little overwhelmed, as there’re many people taking photos, and few security guards were standing at the door. The shop was filled with people…
I didn’t stop walking, and headed to the store. Then, two door men greeted to me and said,
“Good morning ma’am, thank you for visiting our new store. I’m sorry but you will have to queue the line and wait.”
Then I finally realized there was a loooooooong queue of people waiting to get into the store! Crazy!
After a short consideration in my head, I decided to queue. I don’t normally do such thing (and I could come to this shop anytime in future) but I did.
I waited, waited…. and 10~20 minutes later, I was finally inside the store! Cute girls in uniform were cheering and handed me a free T-shirt.
The shop looked great. Many variety of goods, and many staff in blue T-shirts I played with those displays for few minutes, and had a quick chat with one of the staff, then left. The atmosphere almost made me want to buy something! phewwwww.
I didn’t think so many people would be here today. I’m sure there’re some people waited before opening the door :p
This shop opens 7 days. You can find info here →