We’ve spent a delightful couple of days at Mike and Pam's in the Fort Worth area. I needed a break!
Today, we went to the Apple store, trying to get some things situated with my MacBook Pro…and I realized the Apple people have a.t.t.i.t.u.d.e. Some young whippersnapper at the store ( and yes, he was a blue shirt) was pretty rude to us. He’s obviously never had to stoop so low as to have a Windows PC, much less utilize Outlook.
We made an appointment with an Apple genius, so maybe he can help us later on this weekend.
Then, off we went to the Fort Worth Best Buy, where the young Apple Solutions Consultant, Victor Robles, was just an absolute jewel. He answered all our questions (and yes, he was previously a PC user, who obviously repented) and told us just what we needed to run both Windows and Mac software on my MacBook Pro. I told him I was going to write a letter of commendation for him. His reponse? “Well, I just hate that you’ve had that kind of experience not once, but twice now.” Dude. The kid needs a raise, hear me, Steve Jobs? He needs a RAISE. Like maybe to VP.
I showed him my blog, where Captain Smack, who is a sometimes commenter, wrote this poem about my problems with my Mac being a spiritual problem, not a technical one. Victor thought it rocked, I could tell, but he remained professional and smiled. No comment. He knows where his bread is Apple Buttered.
So now, ThatManILove is busy working on backing up my Mac and getting it all fixed up for his darling girl (me) so I can operate more efficiently, utilizing both operating systems. Please keep up in your prayers.
Here’s the poem again for your review.
Dear Steve Jobs
Who art in iHeaven
Hallowed be thy apps
I giveth unto you
And thy credit card information
In hopes that you will show me
The error of my PC ways
And leadeth me from temptation
The temptation of using a much cheaper
And much more user-friendly product
For you are The One
And The Zero
And all the ones and zeros
The Alpha and Omega
Not to mention that iPhone thingy
Which really kicks ass
Though it is a bit pricey
But I digress
Please give your commercially hip guidance
To me, my mouse, and my wallet
And show me The Way
The Way to copy a simple file from one folder to another, which really shouldn't be that hard, but for some reason is, like, a total freaking pain in the ass, what the hell???
I shall fear not
As I walk through the shadow of the valley
Of bad customer service
And confusing help menus
And toolbars placed in odd locations
For no apparent reason
For I know that at the end
Of this struggle I will learn how to copy/paste jpegs
And even install some freeware
And then it will all make sense
For I can brag that I have a Mac
I am one of The Chosen Ones
And all those PC users
Can kiss my ass.
Whatever and ever
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