A new G5 or orthopedic shoes

It’s time for a new computer! How excited I am at the thought of a new Apple G5. A few months ago the last thing in my thoughts was a computer. Then my daughter got an iBook. That is when her old iMac found itself on my desk taking up valuable space. One day last June I turned it on. After a few days I had the hang of the mouse, and I was off and typing.

Being a taxi driver, people often suggested that I write a book. There are great experiences, some interesting, some funny, and very odd happenings in my taxi. My wise brother said, “What you need is a blog.” Thus began Taxi Vignettes and MetroBlogging.

Because the old iMac sometimes shuts down and all is lost, or turns itself on in the middle of the night, I decided to look over the new ones at the Apple Store at Valley Fair Mall. For quite a long time no sales person bothered to help me. I was begining to wonder if they thought I had actually been looking for the orthopedic shoe store, and had wondered into the Apple store by mistake? All the while other potential customers were being assisted. At last a young man approached me asking, “Is there anything you need?” So I asked what the difference was in the various models and the price ranges. He then told me, “Oh the least powerful and least costly would be just fine for you.” He had no idea for what purpose I’d buy it, and had no way of knowing I was a novice. Like on WIL WHEATON dot NET it’s says don’t try to use BB code! Boy, I sure hope I didn’t. I wouldn’t know if I did or not.

Tomorrow I will visit another store at Oakridge Mall. Perhaps I will get information about the computer, or at least leave the mall with comfy shoes.

3 Comments so far

  1. D T (unregistered) on November 17th, 2004 @ 7:29 pm

    I’ve always had good service at the Burlingame store. Kevin-John is especially helpful.

  2. b (unregistered) on November 17th, 2004 @ 8:57 pm

    what kind of name is “kevin-john”? is he related to “steve-dave”?

    you tell’em, steve-dave!

  3. Joann Landers (unregistered) on November 17th, 2004 @ 11:35 pm

    I went back to the store today. Found a good salesperson there,Timothy, and came home with my new G5 20-inch. It is lovely! Thanks, for the info. though.

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