Maybe we were silly to think we could just go out and buy live blue crabs at dinner time on a Thursday, but we searched everywhere and could not find any! (Apparently you have to call and reserve them a day or two ahead of time at most places, and Thursdays are the busiest!)
We drove all around stopping at various sea food markets who were all out and kind of rude to us for not knowing these reservation rules.
"I got your crabs" was kind of a last ditch effort. We figured they wouldn't have them, and we were going to have to settle for crab legs. At first, we got there and we were told they were all out but the owner may be coming back soon with some fresh caught crabs and he could put our name on a list to be called. We deliberated a bit and decided we would just get some oysters and crab legs because we didn't know how long we would have to wait, or if they would have any at all.
He was about to weigh the legs for us when a girl from the back brought a big barrel of live blue crabs up to him and said they were just dropped off in the back by the owner! We ended up with some crabs and 2 dozen live oysters to take home and it was all delicious!! They were seriously the best oysters I've ever had and you can't beat fresh crab!
I will say, the guy checking us out wasn't the friendliest. He wasn't overtly rude like some of the people we encountered that day, but he seemed rather bored with dealing with tourists all day and not very personable. I will give him some slack because it was nearing the end of the day and he probably had to deal with dozens or more people asking for crabs when they didn't have any left, probably gets tiring.