Call In Sick for Xbox One Launch Day (And Possibly Then the Week After)
For those of us on the east coast, it is already an hour or more into the launch of one of this holiday season's biggest ticket items in video games.
That's right, the Xbox One launches today!
Loyal fans have already been making headlines for weeks, between early release leaks of console unboxing and braving the cold to wait in line a full day in advance. Major Nelson took to the streets as well, offering what comfort he could to the legions of eager fans hanging out in Times Square:
Dropped off some warm Xbox One blankets to those already in line for the Times Square launch event tomorrow night pic.twitter.com/xPCUrx7H67— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) November 21, 2013
For those of you who already have an edge on those poor souls hanging around in line and gotten your Xbox One preorders in at various online or retail stores, there's no question what you'll be up to tomorrow...
But for those of us with jobs and/or a healthy desire to get through school, there is a long, desolate wasteland stretch of time in between our hours of duty and the sonic boom takeoff back home (thank goodness you can set it to download updates first!) Heaven knows work can drag on for forever on a regular Friday!
Were you prepared?
Now, many launch day Xbox One owners planned ahead. No lineups, no muss, no fuss - nothing but the prettiest new Microsoft gadget on the market delivered right to the doorstep. But many also made sure that already booked off the entire day to cozy up to the newest addition to the living room.
Let's face it. Not all of us are in the same lucky boat to get to do that, even with advance notice. But don't worry, Good Guy Microsoft has already thought ten steps ahead for you. Those in need of an excuse to get out of work/school/plans/marriage can simply whip out this ready-made doctor's note for Xbox One buyers - just the thing to inform the other people in your life that you're going to be occupied... possibly indefinitely.
Originally Published Nov. 22nd 2013