I was trying to tweet this experience last night, and there were many, many interruptions from several insolent tweeps parading as grownups (you know who you are). When I was finally allowed to finish the story it occurred to me that dang, I shoulda blogged the sucker instead. Put it down to a lamentable lack of blogger experience on my part. Luckily for you someone out there convinced me I could still blog about it.
It went something like this - I'll try to map out the rude interruptions without naming names:
Today I walked out of the nice, clean, perfect Apple Store and saw a dead rat in the road. Squished. Bleah. #incongruous
Back to the dead rat story; so it's laying on the road right next to our car. In fact I have to actually step over it to get in. #Bleah
So anyway I'm like, ew, yuck, don't look at the dead rat JC, in my head. But of course I don't look away in time. #imprint #brainburn
So AS I WAS SAYING just enough of the dead rat laying on the asphalt at my feet burned into my retina to scar me.
OK. So back to the DEAD RAT story. I was completely traumatized as the sight of it seared an image into my brain. I had to do something desperate.
I DON'T MEAN TO BE RUDE BUT WOULD YOU ALL MIND IF I FINISHED MY STORY ABOUT THE DEAD RAT?
Ahem. So there I am, my mind reeling from the sight of this poor, squished, dead rat, lying on the pavement, drying out a little in the sun.
With its bald tail at an awkward angle.
And its little ears, all flat...
So I got into the car and thought, "holy guacamole. WHAT can I do to cleanse myself of the TRAUMA of seeing this dead squished rat?"
*Then someone cracked a JOKE. Three people actually.*
HAHAHA! DAMMIT LET ME FINISH. Please.
Can I finish?
So I'm like ew, gross, bleah, dead-squished-rat, and I suddenly realized the only thing I could do was... (wait for it)
*At this point one particular tweep was most insistent that 'nachos' was the answer.*
No nachos. Sit down and zip it.
...(wait for it)...
...was to go straight home, get online and buy a Macbook Pro. #deadrat #theend
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Now I'm a PC/Windows gal all the way. So what do you think that has to say about Apple's marketing?
PS. This story continues HERE.