My Quest for a Laptop Before 8.30am

Sunrise over Leeds

Have you ever needed a laptop before 8.30am? No? Your time will come, my friend!

My Dad brought round some old laptops for us last weekend, but he didn’t have the charging cables so we hit up Amazon and bought the right cable for the job. The cable arrived at about 8pm the night before we needed the laptop (I know, who delivers at 8pm!?) and it only worked on one of the old laptops, which should have been fine! Should…

Annoyingly the laptop was locked to my Dad’s corporate network and despite naively thinking I would just be able to reset it to it’s factory settings, no amount of Googling or Youtubing brought us the solution. We came to the conclusion that the laptops didn’t work around 1am. Where do you buy a laptop from between 1am and 8.30am? Not even the giant that is Amazon could solve that dilemma!

I set my alarm for 6.30am and trudged out into the morning in search for a laptop! The sun rising over Leeds made for an incredible wait at the bus stop, making the whole plan kind of worth it there and then. I got to our local Tesco Superstore just after it opened and headed to the electronics section – lack of caffeine and very little sleep made me very irritated that I could buy a TV or a printer, but not a laptop! From there I got a bus out to my nearest ASDA Supercentre, getting off in the middle of nowhere and having no idea where I was with 11% battery – what did we used to before technology?!

I found my way through to ASDA from round the back of the building where all the offices are, hah! When I got inside I saw a familiar sight – TVs, printers, but no damned laptops! Thankfully they were hiding out the back with just an info card on display on the shop floor so I picked up a decent Acer laptop at around 8am. The best part was, it was £50 cheaper in store that it is online! I got back home for bang on 8.30am with a laptop and an intense thirst for a cuppa.

So there you have it! If you need to get yourself a laptop before 8.30am, head to the biggest supermarket you can find.
Don’t forget to give yourself a break, too. We all have those insanely unorganised moments, we’re only human after all.

Loves x xx

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