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Thursday Thoughts

by Kay~Kacey on 8/7/2008

Since no one visits my blog on Thursdays anyway … I thought I’d take this time for a tiny rant. Just a little one. (and, yes, Thursdays are still my lowest traffic day to this blog. Not. A. Clue.)

It comes to no surprise to those who read this blog very often that I’m in love with all things techie. :love: Honest. (well, all things techie, and SuperGuy.) But I digress. So, I’m wanting the new iPhone. Yes, I KNOW, I have the “old” iPhone. Which I’m going to generously give to SuperGuy :wink: as soon as I can get my hands on a new iPhone. But I have my principles. I’m NOT going to stand in line. :mad2:

First generation iPhone

Now, I realize that this isn’t a big deal in the scheme of bad things going on in the world. It’s not up there with war, starving, disease or the fact my backyard is still dug up and no patio put in. (digressing again, sorry…) But it’s bugging me. So know what bugs me more? I go to the Apple Store last night at 8:45 pm with The Geeky One who had to take in his Macbook Pro ’cause the camera in it is broken and he can’t video iChat with me. with work.

So I ask if they have any iPhones left to sell. “Nope. We’re out.” (liars) BUT, you can check our stock online after 9pm. Okay. So I get home at 9:15pm…you know, like 30 minutes later…and lo and behold…they have iPhones in stock. :wallbash: So, what? They got a delivery at 9pm that night?? :wtf: No, that means they HAVE the stock, but they aren’t selling them until the next day. No, let’s not treat our customers like they should be treated. That just ticks me off as I sit here typing this on my iMac, with my macbook sitting beside me. Hey, I’m an unabashed Apple fangirl. But the way they are handling this whole new iPhone thing is ticking me off. Besides, SuperGuy’s cell phone is hardly holding a charge anymore, but I don’t want to replace it with another Sprint phone, I want to get him on AT&T with The Photography One, The Geeky One and me. With my old iPhone. As soon as I can get a new iPhone.

Okay, rant off. I guess. But really, Apple, I expect way more of you than this. Your momma would NOT be proud of you!

As an aside…Why, yes. That is my first generation iPhone sitting on the carpet. That obviously has NOT been vacuumed. So from the things I asked the males to do before my mother-in-law came to town?

From The Geeky One’s List:

Bags of clothes put away: check, I did it.
Beer glasses and mugs put away: check. He did it. You don’t think a male wants to take the chance his mom might throw out beer mugs do you?

From SuperGuy’s List:
Mother-in-law’s present wrapped: check I did it.
Pile of Stuff put away out of kitchen: check (I think he hid it in his truck :mrgreen: )
Pile of stuff off the stairs: check–some of it. I finished up the rest.
Clean stuff off the bed in the guest room: check, yeah, sure…he piled it all down in my office… :angry:
Vacuum the floor: :rofl: :rofl: Yes, who was I kidding. Check. I did it.

Okay, well, that is all my ranting for the day. Guess I’ll go off and find an ice cold summer beverage of choice with my name on it and indulge in a bit of attitude adjustment.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Dru August 7, 2008 at 5:16 am

You’re lucky, in the Apple Store here, you have to make an appointment to stand in line, wait at least 30 minutes before they would let you even look at the new iPhone, let alone touch or buy it.

Kate August 7, 2008 at 5:43 am

It’s a marketing ploy, plain and simple.

And the Thursday thing is really weird, isn’t it? I guess I should really look at my stats. I’ll do it tomorrow.

So are you at Apple right now buying the phone?

Mental P Mama August 7, 2008 at 8:26 am

I so hear you on the Thursday business…and my daughter stood in line for 2 hours to get the new iphone. She reports it was well worth it :cool:

And if you hit on the right attitude adjustment cure, will you please let me know? :wtf:

WillThink4Wine August 7, 2008 at 9:00 am

Hi Kacey! It’s Thursday and I’m here! hahaha!

iPhone’s just a phone, and I am so not playing that game. If I actually believed they had them in stock while I was in the store, they’d never see me again. :biteme: I have a Blackjack that’s about 2 years old. I may replace it someday, when it’s totally broken! But I won’t be standing in any line to do it!

Amy August 7, 2008 at 9:46 am

Is there any way in which Apple has NOT screwed up this launch?

I’m also hearing grumblings that the phone itself is not all it’s cracked up to be, but since I refuse to buy a phone that doesn’ t let me choose my carrier (greedy much?) :biteme: I won’t be getting an iPhone any time soon, though I would have been all over it if I could get it with Verizon (don’t get good att service where I live and what’s the point of having a phone if I can’t use it at my house?).

Eventually, the iPhone will arrive in your hands.

But I’d be seriously torked. I hope you’re complaining to Apple, too.

Amy August 7, 2008 at 9:48 am

Uh, that should be torqued, not torked….I was just so upset on your behalf…..

Oh, and I see somone else thinks the iPhone is worth the hassle. Cool.

Suzanne August 7, 2008 at 10:08 am

I come on Thursdays!

Tori Lennox August 7, 2008 at 11:26 am

I come on Thursdays too! My slowest day seems to be Sunday. Weird.

Would you believe I don’t even have a cell phone?

Katharina August 7, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Apple would have lost all my business after a stunt like that. I would have happily bought a knockoff and let Apple know what I think of their product/marketing/customer relations.

Also, you can’t choose your carrier??!! Sorry, but that just wouldn’t fly with this family. Greed, indeed.

mary August 7, 2008 at 2:43 pm

In the past, I have not been impressed with the service at our Apple store either…although with an imac, two macbook pros and “three pods of i”
(my husband’s name for his ipod) in the family, they should be fawning all over us…

Oh and btw, your carpet looks plenty clean to me! And I wanted to say thanks for the vote in the NJ photo contest. And good thinking on the false name. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Suzette August 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm

I drop by every day. I don’t understand why Thursday would be slow…but I’m sure there’s some cosmic reason. I haven’t a clue if my blog gets more or less traffic on a certain day. I’m afraid to look, for fear I would be so disappointed. Ignorance is bliss. :)

Tara August 7, 2008 at 5:52 pm

When I was on vaca a few weeks ago in NYC there was a huge in front of Central Park–it was the day the IPHONE was being released!

Caroline August 7, 2008 at 10:36 pm

I awarded you a little something – in the spirit of good blogging karma! Come check it out.

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