Tonight I had an epic adventure. I went to the Target downtown looking for the camera I want, which they had for 150 less than Amazon, but only for today. They were out. They told me the Target in Colma had one and the Target in Serramonte had two. So I went to Colma. No luck. Walked to Serramonte, found out that when Target says it has one at a store (UPC in system), they mean the display model which they will not sell you. (Would have been nice to know this two Targets ago.) Ran (and I mean, literally, RAN, as in on my feet) all over suburbia.
Suburbia is scary btw. The sidewalks run out for no reason. They don't warn you, they just stop. On a dark road, with no shoulder, a four foot tall hedge to your right, and no indication of sidewalk to connect to on the far side. I ran for a quarter of a mile, looking over my shoulder, ready to jump into a hedge should any car come barrelling down my lane. (You may ask how I got there, and I got there by taxi. But I was not being got back thither since my phone stopped working.)
After hauling ass all over Colma and Daly City ON FOOT IN THE DARK IN THE POURING RAIN, I made the discovery that the Best Buy in San Francisco, a mere hop and a skip from the 16th Street Bart station had the same camera for the same sale price. And yes, only for today. I skibbled like mad for the BART, got downtown, and lo, the Best Buy had closed. But John was able to order the camera over the interwebs AND have it for me to pick up in the store tomorrow.
I should feel a little silly for having hauled ass for nothing...but actually I ended up feeling mighty, as I faced the elements and ran through the storm. I mean, I got three miles in, flirted with danger, and made it back to the city safely. And whee for the exercise. I didn't feel winded or broken. Plus the storm made it easy to run around without overheating. This always warm super power has to be good for something.