Friday, July 24, 2009

Which one are you?

So today I bit the bullet.
Jumped on the bandwagon as it were.

I called up the Apple store in town to find out if they had the iPhone I was interested in stock.  I went there straight from work to make sure I could get my hands on one of these fancy little units.
Apple computer-2 For the record, I am most definitely a PC, in many senses of the term.  Apart from being a bit of a technological geek where running gadgets are concerned that is about the extent of it.  It took me years to figure out how to text.  I only have a flat screen TV because a guy that I was dating wanted a new one so he gave his old flat screen to me.  I really didn’t see much point in a “smart phone.”  But today I was ready to bite the bullet.

The Apple store is an interesting place.  It has its own kind of subculture.  Everyone working there is wearing either cargo shorts or plaid shorts.  There are the folks wearing orange shirts that are kind of like a concierge.  Give them your name and get on a waiting list.  When your name moves to the top of the list an Apple shopping specialist wearing an aqua t-shirt will be introduced to you.  Then there are the folks wearing dark blue shirts who I never quite figured out who they were.  Personal shoppers to help with previously made appointments? 

As I sat around and waited for my own personal shopper my stomach was in knots.  Hopefully they really would have enough iPhones in the back so that I could get one.  I probably should have packed a snack…I didn’t realize it was going to be quite so busy!  An hour and a half after checking in I left the store with my snazzy new iPhone tucked safely in my purse.  Sweet!  Now I just have to figure out how to use it…photo_marketmall
To bring things slightly back on topic…1-1/2 hour bike done on Thursday, 2300 m swim done today…120K ride on tap for tomorrow!  Have a great weekend all!

8 comments:

Keith said...

What do you mean, back on topic. The iPhone IS the topic. I'd have thought they would have given you a tour of it. Supposedly it will do everything except slice your bread and put it in the toaster. I am so tempted. There's another year on my current cell contract, but I am soooo tempted anyway. Maybe soon.

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Love it! I'm a total mac geek and have mac EVERYTHING. Except an iPhone. I have a blackberry because I hate touch screens. But right now I'm typing on my Macbook as I listen to my iPod...

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/30/39-apple-products/

This will make you laugh :)

Lucinda said...

I only use my phone to text, that's it. But I do like the look of them, and I keep thinking about them.

Let us know how it goes and what you think.

Marlene said...

I am always overwhelmed going into the Apple store, but the extent of my Apple-ness is my iPod! Enjoy your new phone!

Missy said...

I'm jealous! Still living with my booberry. You'll have to keep me posted and let me know if you LOVE it.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i'm most definitely a mac. Enjoy the iphone!! I love mine :D

k said...

oh man i'm jealous...(and I'm a mac, but I don't shun the PC)

I'll be looking at the iPhone once my cell contract runs out, but until then, I'm just fine with the phone I got for free with this current contract.

lindsay said...

lol. the apple store is ridiculous. we went to one once just to browse... there were 12 people in the colored shirts standing around and we were the only customers. good $$ management apple.

i never thought i'd need a smartphone either... now i don't know how i ever survived work without one! the games, apps, and internet access are pretty luxurious :) haha. good luck figuring it out!