Thursday, 1 April 2010

I am posting on this blog

I would like to apologize for how long it's been since my last post, but it's quite a ways to Perpetual Chocoholic's house. Until they invent a way for one to post remotely to another person's blog, I must make the long flight each time. But it's worth it to make you three or four readers happy.

When I got back from the airport, the folks at The Apple Store emailed to say my Mac had been repaired. In the olden days, when you went to pick something up from the repair shop, you simply entered the shop, said "I'm here to pick up my [obsolete electronic product of yore], and someone named Mack or Ted went and pulled it off the shelf and handed it to you. Total time: 3 to 5 minutes, plus a few minutes to bullshit with Mack (or Ted).

But in these modern times, the process has been considerably lengthened by technology. First, you wait for a sullen youth to check you in (it'll be just a minute while she shows a guy some phones). Then, after check-in, you wait for your name to appear on a giant screen indicating that it is your turn. Even though you are only picking up, you have to wait behind everyone with a scratched iPhone or an iMac with a kernel panic. Finally, another sullen youth hands you your computer and mumbles something in reply to your questions re: what exactly they did to your computer. Total time: 30 minutes, plus 0 minutes for the little pleasantries between people that make life worth living.

My Mac is better, while the world grows worse.

11 comments:

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Dude! Have you been sneakin' into my house again!!!! I wondered why all my pictures of Jeff Bridges had lip marks all over them:-0

tony said...

Did Any Of The Sullen Yoofs Look Like Jeff Bridges?

Serena said...

I miss the good ol' days....sigh...

tut-tut said...

kernal panic? I think that happens post prandial every day

Merle Sneed said...

Nice to here that you are out of jail and reentering normal life again.

Megan said...

I always liked the days when Mack was there. Ted was a little too smelly for my taste.

BONNIE K said...

Oh, how true! My friend's daughter graduated from high school and I asked what I could buy and she said a gift card at the Apple store. I thought oh no. The Apple store is only 5 minutes away, but the experience is just as you describe. And it's always packed in there.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Sounds such a wait! Technology is not always better. Glad you have you're comp back!

Hope you have an amzing weekend!

Hugs!

Julie

Sandy said...

Coincidentally this is probably the fourth post today where a Mac was mentioned. Maybe I need to get one.

emma said...

oh no! have i been 'banned' from commenting?

(what did i do????)

BumbleVee said...

My yesterday was filled with "sullen, stupid, lazy and snotty youth" and, then....I met the Post Office Nazi ... who was at least 50 ...and it was all I could manage to keep my hands off her throat .. the self righteous bitch! She was rude to at least 5 people while I was there.... obviously should be underground mining with the other trolls; forget 'serving' the public. No semblance of serving there.

I walked out of the store and then...walked right back in to talk to her manager... but, I doubt anything will be done...so...I go to another Post Office from now on... I don't have to put up with that sh%@. On the other hand,...it could be fun to show up with a big placard and harass her and the store til something is done.....hmmm...... yeh.... maybe.....it could be kinda fun.................