Maybe I’m just getting old, but I can’t stand in line for stuff anymore. I did it when the Palo Alto Apple store opened, and when the first iPhone came out. But I just don’t have the time or patience these days. Would I have to wait in line to get my iPad?Apple announced that this Friday you will be allowed to reserve an iPad for in store pickup on April 3. No need to stand in line! Brilliant! I only attempted to go to Mama’s in North Beach one time. When I saw the line, I walked up to the counter to put my name on the list so I could grab coffee and come back. I found out you can’t put your name on any list; you have to stand in a line like cattle. How does this make any sense? I can understand not taking reservations. I can understand being there in person to put my name on the list. I can understand being there when my name is called. But why do I have to stand in line and wait? Do you really think I have nothing better to do? I guess they do it for the same reason Apple did it in the past: it generates buzz. It shows demand. People get excited. I’m glad Apple isn’t requiring me and others to waste our time in line to get an iPad. And until Mama’s changes their policy, I’m not planning on going to their restaurant. It’s just brunch. There are about a hundred awesome brunches places in San Francisco. Get over it.