1) Try this. Buy 99$ AppleCare+ over the phone and say you're from out of town - no apple stores within an hour drive or something....
Bring it in and pay the $50 Deductible.
2) If not, see if the rep will let you buy AppleCare+ and use one of the accidental damages on the spot - most likely thing that will happen.
3) Ignore all the other people saying you'll get some sympathy, complain or getting a girl to go. It not gonna fly and piss off the rep and they wont offer you #2.