My cell phone is dying. It overheats. It freezes. It refuses to turn on, and when it does, it’s slower than LA traffic during rush hour.
At times, my cell phone is Jack's lifeline. I can't be without a phone. I need a new one.
Thus, seeing my phone’s demise quickly approaching, I went this morning to the local Apple store and waited for over two hours to buy the new iPhone 4S.
Behind me in line stood “Chatty Charles.” “Chatty Chad” stood behind him. They each professed their love for all things Apple.
They babbled about the new OSX Lion. They got giddy when discussing iCloud. They swore they couldn’t live without Apple TV. They traded tips. They shared favorite apps. These guys appeared to be true Apple fanatics.
Bored out of my tree, and admittedly an Apple lover myself, I chatted a wee bit, too. Who doesn't want a good tip or two?
At one point, however, I had to stop talking immediately and turn around in shock when Chatty Charles, a man in his 60s, who should have more wisdom than he apparently has, made a ridiculous, asinine, ignorant and insulting comparison. "This Apple addiction of mine,” he said, “is like a disease. It's like cancer or diabetes or something."
Your Apple addiction is like a disease???? It’s like diabetes????
No, no, it's not.
It's NOTHING like a disease. It’s NOTHING like cancer, and it’s certainly NOTHING like diabetes.
I couldn’t take it, but right then, a nice Apple rep plucked me from the line. It was a good thing for Chatty Charles, I suppose, because I was about to give him a piece of my mind. It is Diabetes Awareness Month, after all.
*For the record, I walked out the store seriously disappointed...more like furious...without a new phone. A few weeks ago, I tried to buy a new iPhone from AT&T. The AT&T rep told me I would get one quicker from Apple. So, every night, I’ve been checking the Apple website for iPhone availability. Today, when I finally had my hands on the high-in-demand iPhone, I was told I couldn’t buy it, because we have a business account for our cell service. Gregg is on the phone with AT&T, dealing with this debacle as I type. If anyone out there has the new 4S, please tell me it’s worth waiting for and much, much better than my ancient, dying 3G.