JUST A LITTLE ADVENTURE…
Ohhhhhh, I’ve had fun today….my six month old Mac has been having problems the last week….working slower and slower and slower…and REALLY not responding as it should. Today…frozen….Odd how things work out sometimes….the tech helpline said it was probably the hard-drive…and it needed to go to an apple store….if I’d been home, it would have had to go to Chicago….I’d have had to mail if off and hope that I saw it again sometime in the next month..
How lucky for me that an hour and a half away, there is an actual Apple store…..I’ve never been in one before….So I packed up my poor little Mac, made an appointment with, as they put it, one of their genius’s, and when the time came jumped in the car and drove for an hour and 45 minutes…the wind has been howling today, and I got to drive over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge…over Tampa Bay..while the waves crashed below and the wind pushed the car around.
They are AMAZING in these stores….it took about two minutes for my “genius” to determine that it was the hard-drive….when she learned that I had driven that far…she said they would put in a new hard-drive while I waited…if I didn’t mind waiting two hours…So I wandered the mall for two hours….quite the eye opener…the Mall had stores that I’d never been in before..Burberry, Coach, Luis Vuitton, Gucci, Henri Bendel….
My big purchase?….a packet of pretzel sticks.
I didn’t just window shop and eat pretzels..I found a place to sit down and finish my pretzels and someone sat down across from me with fussy “baby”,and pretty soon “baby” and I started flirting and he started smiling and his Mother started taking pictures and we had a lot of fun..
At the end of the two hours the computer was ready…with a brand new hard-drive and cable…and absolutely wiped clean…everything gone…I was presented with the computer and told “she” was ready to go home..
I put my “girl” in the car, turned on the GPS, which turned out to be a LIFE saver and headed back South….back across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge….IN THE DARK AND THE HOWLING WIND…and finally…HOME.
What a fun way to spend my Saturday………..BUT MY MAC IS WORKING!!!!!