This morning I got an email from my local Tesla store to announce that they had the Model 3 in their showroom, starting this morning at 10 a.m.
I didn't get over there until about 3 p.m., which turned out to be a good time to arrive, because the morning and lunch hour rush had subsided.
First step was to check in.
Second step was to get in line.
Helpful sales people "worked" the line, describing the features of the car we would soon get to sit in for 2 MINUTES!!! They also patiently explained charging options for our homes and how the ordering process would work, once each of us was notified that we can configure our car.
After taking my picture in this lovely red Tesla 3, the car salesperson monitoring the "testing time" set a timer for my 2 minutes of bliss and exploration. A salesperson in the back seat pointed out some of the car's features, including explaining to me how to open the door the get out of the car, once my 2 minutes were up.