Saturday, October 6, 2012
Two weddings done today. Driver and Girls are gone. Just me , ZuZu, Violet and Petals left listening to the Lumineers and ruminating over the last week.
My beloved IPhone 3Gs was drowned in a bag of bunny kale for a week in the cold chest. After burying it in a vat of rice, the basics worked, but no more apps. Just in time for IPhone 5!!! The only one left in Massachusetts was in Holyoke, a two hour drive. Off I went in a rain storm out the Mass Pike, arriving at dusk last week.
Apparently the Registry of Motor Vehicles no longer reminds us in the Bay State when our driver's license is about to expire. What a way to find out mine expired in May of 2012. One must have a VALID driver's license in order to pick up a previously ordered IPhone and no amount of whining convinced the geeky boy at Apple to give me a pass since I'd just driven 2 hours. Am I the only person who never looks at her license?
Apple's marketing strategy has always been the scarcity of their new products. I am, however, a slave to Apple. So I stopped whining and asked for a refund and drove home beneath sheets of rain.
If my old IPhone hadn't drowned, I'd have waited, but the Map app wasn't working well and odd messages kept popping up on my screen.
So I went to my local AT&T store and bought a 4Gs. It's a great phone. It takes beautiful photos. Siri set my alarm for this morning. I have Instagram again and Amazon Kindle. Think I'll pass on Angry Birds: I'm over it.
The wind is blowing warm right now, but the weather is changing fast. My last two days off in a row tomorrow and Columbus Day. I have a mantle project and a donkey to visit and maybe a trip to Maine to pick up the octopus jar waiting for me in Wells.
I guess I'll always be one IPhone behind. The good news? My swell phone was only 99.00.
Scarcity can also equal savings.. so there, Apple!