I’m not sure whose idea it was to host this event, but I bet they will never live it down following all of the chaos that this event caused! I appreciate the thought, honestly I benefited from the event, but not without spending half my life waiting in a never-ending line to do so!
My friend texted me around 9pm Wednesday night asking if I was planning on participating in the event. Little did she know that I was still driving back to Knoxville from Memphis! I didn’t get home until about 11am, but we agreed that I’d pick her up and we’d take our kids to make some build-a-bear’s because WHY NOT? As you all know, I only have Muffin, but my friend has twin toddler boys and a 2 month old, so we all were not going to fit in my tiny Chevy Cruze! So I drove to her house and we all got in their sweet minivan that I love so much. 🙂
We stopped and got sonic on the way there because we got a late start on the day (slackers) and got to the mall around 11:30am! I believe that the mall “opened” at 10am, but apparently people had been camping out since like 5am, to our surprise! So when we walked in the West Town Mall, the line was coming from the store and around this entrance and KEPT GOING! We walked to the end of the line and I was winded!! So I decided to record a video for Facebook, because people needed to see this ridiculousness!
Posted by Laria Jenae Herod on Thursday, July 12, 2018
We made it to the back of the line around 11:40AM and once we got settled, I checked my email and saw that build-a-bear was closing it lines! Luckily, we were already there and the West Town Mall hadn’t decided to follow suit just yet, so we showed up just in time. It wasn’t until an hour or so later that mall security started turning new arrivals away.