Shouldn’t be allowed…

Have you noticed how the man on the TV ad for The Scooter Store looks just like (the currently wheelchair-bound) Dick Cheney? There is something about this that makes the Crone wish to indulge in a childish tee hee.

Have you heard that Williams Sonoma are laying off 1400 people? This would never have happened if Tom and Mike were still in the country, and applying themselves to the purchase of kitchen gadgets…

Have you ever tried to buy anything in an Apple store?  Honestly, don’t. All that ” I’ll sign you in for a consultation with a product specialist” from the person with the t-shirt, pda and headset, followed by a long wait while product specialists for products you don’t want cluster at the back of the store instead of going to get you the product you do want. And then, just when you’ve concluded you’d be quicker to go back to working with a quill pen, and a couple of monks (what is the collective noun–a cassock of monks perhaps?) and a carrier pigeon, your product specialist arrives and gabbles through the check list of features so quickly that you’re glad you already knew them. An hour later, they may have agreed to let you hand over your $1500. The Crone was in the Annapolis store last Saturday and noted that at 2:20pm, the genius geeks were no longer taking ipod appointments. Allegedly, they were backed up for hours.  By the time she eventually made it to check out at about 3:15pm, the ginger geek on duty was sitting alone and woeful, wanly calling out names of people who had presumably arrived, young and full of hope, some hours before but who had given up and gone home long since–or perhaps died of a mixture of old age and boredom.  There is very little that would make the Crone mourn the passing of Circuit City, but Apple Store incompetence might be it.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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