Maybe it was fate then that I couldn't get it.
The '$10 off $10 or more' customer appreciation card for my lengthy wait looks better now than before when it wasn't enough to compensate me for a ridiculous wait at the in-store kiosk on BF, only to have the system time out and hang and ultimately still not go through.
The employee who had been trying to place my order forever (I kept thinking any minute now it will go through - he even told me it was 6/9 of the way through the ordering process at one point - otherwise I would have left long ago) asked if I wanted a rain check or if I wanted to try again from home; he assured me it was in stock.
I asked to speak with the manager, who had given the gentleman in front of me a customer appreciation coupon for his lengthy wait about 45 minutes earlier; she mentioned to him to keep it on the QT, but I was the next customer in line, so I heard it.
She apologized and handed me $10.
It was better than nothing, but not enough to compensate me for the ridiculous wait.
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