my tentative plans for thursday eve never came to fruition (<- don’tcha love how that word sounds?!) so i ended up booking an appointment for the apple store. it was meant to be: there was one time slot left for 6:45 p.m.
since i know you are on the edge of your seat, i will cut right to the chase: the ipod saga is not yet over.
i am shaking my head, too.
apple store service dude listened to my brief account (
this piece of sh!t won’t work my shuffle won’t play!) tappy-typed on his iphone for a good five minutes, and told me they could “swap out” my shuffle.
except they had NONE – yes, as in ZERO – in stock.
i was like, i am fine with another colour. no – it has to be replaced with exactly the same thing, i was informed.
after seven more minutes of iphone entries, he told me he had ordered me another silv-ah shuffle (ok, he didn’t say silv-ah) and it should be in within a few days.
i was not surprised, p!ssed off, or bothered because i had fully prepared my emotions and my brain for the fact that i would not be leaving the apple store with this situation resolved.
to be honest, i’m also nonplussed (<- what’s with the vocab today?!) because i am ♥loving♥ dad’s
relic old-school shuffle! the thing’s a beast and i am never giving it back i am super-pleased with the sound and performance!
oh – i confirmed that yes, i do need to make an appointment to pick up the shuffle when it comes in. :/
two doors down from the apple store, you’ll find suzy shier:
this sign caught my eye:
i’ve never been a suzy shier fan, but when sarah and i went shopping in august, she found quite a few cute pieces, and on that day, i had seen a couple of items that i liked. no better time than now to try them on!
the store was pretty busy. and you could tell this was a “big event” because they had a dj spinning (very loud) tunes!
smart move: provide music that makes customers want to be in the store -> they linger -> they buy more stuff…that’s a solid retail sales plan! or maybe the dj’d music was to keep the sales associates happy…either way, great idea!
i had to wait about 10 minutes to get into a change room. that was ok because standing there, i noticed THIS sign:
and what’d'ya know, the two items i liked were in the 50% off category!
i couldn’t pass up these bargains. a little retail therapy was quite soothing after yet another apple delay.
i came home with:
total: $25. if the temps climb a few degrees any time soon, i can wear my new knickers this fall, yet. and the hoodie will be in active rotation twelve months of the year.
i left the mall pleased. quite an accomplishment considering i was leaving without a new ipod!!!
then, i completed some xmas present research. it’s all about balance, you know: one present for me, one present for you.
COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWE‘EN!
have you decorated for hallowe’en at all? cutie c and little e and i had fun with window decals this past week!