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A Trip to the Apple Store

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Reloadron, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Reloadron

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    Our grand daughter is up for a week visiting. Her mom dropped her off on Saturday with a cracked spider web look on her I-Phone. My daughter made it clear she would work before my daughter and her dad replaced another screen. Grandparents are suckers for their grand kids so I figure I'll call the Apple store. Complete automation followed by more automation as I am screaming "Representative" into the phone becoming more and more angry. Since the Galaxy 4 with the Android OS I have used nothing but Samsung Galaxy phones and when I call Verizon I actually get a real person. After 10 min on hold by a robot I figure may as well drive the few miles to the actual store.

    There had to be a few hundred people in this art deco place waiting to hand Apple money. I knew they had a cult like following but give me a break as I was in a sea of Apple Cultist. Great, just wonderful as I look for service. Following about 30 minutes of looking at stuff I had no interest in we got service. No problem, about $150 USD later and a few hours we can retrieve the girl's I-Phone. Steve Jobs has to be laughing from the grave. Her grandmother can take her back to get the phone. I really have no desire to ever return to that place, the store from hell. :)

    After seeing the cult like following I can understand why people camp out overnight just to give them money for a new release. I figure one visit should cover a lifetime.

    Ron
     
  2. JohnInTX

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  3. Reloadron

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    Time to go retrieve her phone, I was hoping my wife would take her less me. Two trips to the Apple store is enough for any lifetime. :(

    Ron
     
  4. #12

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    Had to mark that one for later examination.;) Gotta run now. The real world (reality) intrudes.:(
     
  5. JohnInTX

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    Hey, be sure to visit the 'Genius Bar'. Nothing gets you in a good mood like a visit with a true genius :mad:
     
  6. Reloadron

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    I am pretty sure all of the employees working there were cloned. They all wear the identical Apple T-Shirt and all wear an Apple Watch displaying all the different watch bands. The granddaughter is a happy girl and very grateful. We figure if we can't spoil grand kids life would not be as much fun. This kid is a worker too and looking at national honors so I figure someday she can take care of us. :)

    I think I would fare better visiting a Jack Daniels on the rocks bar. :)

    On a serious note the service was very good and the people very nice, even if they were cloned. I just do not see me moving to an I-Phone, I-Watch and Apple PC anytime in the near future.

    Ron
     
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    The more I look the less I like.:(
    It's as funny as Jim Belushi when you're thinking, "John Belushi".
    (It must have taken you an awful lot of time to find the only relevant comic on that site.:eek:)
     
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