Another Good Reason To Avoid the Mall

As if the holiday shopping extravaganzas weren’t enough.  There were people who actually spent the night in the Brookwood Mall parking deck over the weekend in hopes of getting a bracelet that would allow them to whiz by Sarah Palin as she signs books at light speed today.

Good luck with that.  Books-a-Million handed out 1,000 bracelets yesterday.  If she spent 30 seconds personally signing each book, it would take her more than eight hours to finish — and that’s without a break to stretch or pee.  I just don’t see it happening.  And it’s not like Books-a-Million has a large gallery to accommodate the people who just want to be in the same room with her.

I predict quite a few people will be palmed off with a pre-signed edition (if that) and at most a fleeting glimpse of their heroine through the mall windows.  And if there are any repercussions, it will all be someone else’s fault.

One Response to “Another Good Reason To Avoid the Mall”

  1. Kiki says:

    If you have a bracelet, you are “guaranteed” to get you book signed–supposedly in 2.5 hours, she will be able to “sign” upwards of 2000 books–she will sign to BAM purchased books (proof of purchase required” per wristband holder. Ha. Can’t wait for this week to be over!

    I don’t know about the pre-signing thing, I was thinking she’ll have a stamp and an assistant! There isn’t really enough room for that amount of SP books at the store…

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