Monday, July 19, 2010

iWant, iNeed, iLove

I never wanted it.  I told my husband I didn't need it.  But in his continued desperation to buy my love, he gave me the iPhone for Christmas 1 1/2 years ago.  And it was love at first sight.  I did not know that I was missing the other half of my brain until I was holding it in my hand.  Glossy screen.  Smooth buttons that live for my commands.  Since that day, it has not left my side.

My hubby did not know what he had done.  He called the phone my lover because it slept with me at night. It has been with me through thick and thin.  It has survived the dirty little fingers of my kids playing their games.  It reads to me and sings to me.  It reminds me of my appointments, gives me directions and tells me when my movie is starting.  It has been an intense, very one sided relationship.

And then I let it down.  Down, over the stair railing, about 12 feet, to the tile floor.  I might have shouted an expletive.  When I picked it up, it looked like this.  It's not supposed to look like this.

Popular opinion told me that the Apple warranty did not cover cracked screens.  My heart was breaking. I did not want to buy a new one.  I made an appointment with a Genius at the Genius Bar at Apple. Yea that is what they call themselves.  It is supposed to instill confidence.  Unfortunately it does not work.  

So as I have learned about going to any appointment that I need excellent service, I showered.  I put on something other than my High School Musical t-shirt and sweats.  I wore make-up and earrings.  And of course the kids asked, "Where are you going?"

I walked in with confidence.  I was not timid with a look of "I dropped my phone and it cracked and you won't replace it and I'm going to cry."  I did not look like that.

I was seated at the Genius bar where I waited for my genius.  He did not look the part but he was all I had.

Confident me, "Ummm my phone looks like this and it shouldn't."

He looked at it and smiled.  We both knew exactly what had happened to that phone and neither one of us was going to say it out loud.  He had me take off the cover which revealed the back of the phone that actually had cracks in it.

Wanna-Be-Genius, "Well these cracks could be from a fall or from yanking it out of the wall too hard. This is kind of a grey area."

Confident me had no comment. I think silence was by best weapon in this case.

Wanna-Be-Genius, "We are going to go ahead and replace it.  Have you synched it?"

Confident me, "Yes."

He went into the illusive "back" where all the new iPhones hung out waiting to be adopted.

Confident me was jumping up and down inside.   I said good-bye in my heart to my old phone as it got whisked away for parts.

Helloooooo new phone.  It's the beginning of another beautiful new relationship.  I just won't take it near the stairs.



Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

hahaha :) Sweet!!

Kristina P. said...

Santa Claus must be looking out for you.

Liz Mays said...

You are one savvy consumer!

Karen Mortensen said...

This was great. Glad everything went well.

Lisa said...

1. Silence is golden.

2. I am waiting ever patiently for Verizon to get over themselves and hook up with the iPhone. As patiently as I can...I finally got the iTouch. Love it.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Glad they replaced it for you.

Saimi said...

Must have been the earrings and makeup!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

My husband has never tried to buy my love. Lame.

I am sorry for your loss but I am happy that you have been able to find true love again.

Green with Envy since I don't have an iPhone

TisforTonya said...

yeah, what's with this??? ManOfTheHouse obviously thinks my love comes CHEAP because I am pretty sure I am using the cheapest phone available to man. (or woman)

Yay for phones looking like they should once again!

Peggy K said...

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! That's FANTASTIC!! Amazing what an air of confidence can do to a young "genius". (Plus he probably went in the back room and talked to his fellow "geniuses" about how good you smelled, don'tcha think??)

Cluttered Brain said...

Someday I will have an i phone...
I might get it when the i phone is an OLD dinosaur phone but i will have one one day...

YAY for a NEW phone!!!

Cheeseboy said...

He may not have looked the part, but he was your hero after all.

Kinda like Shrek, but without the sidekick ass.

Anonymous said...

I want an iPhone! They are amazing!
So glad you accomplished your goal. :) You go girl!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

This is so fantastic.

and similar events have happened to every single one of my cute little S&P shakers in the past. I am carefully guarding my little chickies, because I know full well that there is no "Genius" to replace S&P shakers! If only...(insert fist shaking in the air!)

shortmama said...

Thank goodness they replaced it!

Lourie said...


Lisa said...

Oh my hell, you're funny. I love that you got a new one~I think you were wearing a mini-skirt and a bustier, though. Go on, admit it.

Krista said...

I could so see you saying that, "My phone looks like this and it shouldn't." Ha! Blink, blink. They really should come with a bungee cord. Thanks for visiting me again - I thought I must have offended you.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

You're an iPhone ho? Who knew?

You seemed so normal at the CBC.

I hope we can still be friends. I have a Droid and I think he's pretty spectucular. We'll have to get together sometime and compare.

Unknown said...

You crack me up. Congrats on getting a replacement!

Amy said...

how lucky are you?!? that is so great. So are you liking the new one more? i just got mine yesterday and want to play with it constantly. (and so do my girls).

I'm staying away from stairs. Thanks to your wise words


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