Friday, July 11, 2008

Frederick Smalls from Massachusetts: Get a Life

Oh. The humanity.

It's all "grief and aggravation" for people like Smalls who tried to buy the new iPhone today.

Grief? Over a mobile phone?

I am listening to: The cries of countless disappointed iPhone users
I am reading: Web copy
And I am: Disgusted


Little Bald Bastard said...

I usually agree with you when you shoot from the hip, but this time I think you missed the mark.

""It's such grief and aggravation," said Frederick Smalls, an insurance broker in Whitman, Mass., after spending two hours on the phone with Apple and AT&T Inc., trying to get his new iPhone to work."

Granted, the hype around the iPhone is ridiculous. If I'm going to wait in line for something for more than half an hour, there better be a complimentary sex act involved. Still, it doesn't seem outrageous that an item bought as part of a major release from a company as big and popular as Apple should work out of the box.

Mr. Smalls isn't bemoaning the wait to purchase the phone, but the hoops he had to jump through to actually use it. I'm sure you have enough experience being on hold or wrangling with "customer support" at a major corporation to know that aggravation isn't an outlier in the realm of possible emotions.

Although I'll agree that "grief" is a poor choice.

Susan said...

Minded by Smalls.

takes balls

Anonymous said...

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Posolxstvo I said...

If you read my article from today, it is clear that you and I are looking at this from different perspectives. But yeah, "grief and aggravation" is a wee bit hyperbolic.

Moe Wanchuk said...

The only reason I want one, is so I can see during the day. It's just good ole American journalism!

ps...the pricks I work for block us from EVERYTHING!

Hedy said...

Hey LBB - Thanks for being here. I understand frustration over technology - who hasn't screamed their lungs out at some remote tech support person at one point or another? Well, maybe just me, but I do understand. I just thought the whole "grief" thing was a bit dramatic, especially these sad days here in the U.S. Thanks for the comments, guys.

Anonymous said...

If you want to buy the beta version of things then you better expect the beta performance of things...
PS - Someone made tons of money on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - who are they and where are they now?
Fricking CEO cocksuckers!!
Sorry but that is worth getting pissed over!!
Revolutionary Dog

tinker lakeside said...

ahh the beloved iPhone. i had to pimp MOE on this one. my text to him .. hows the new iPhone
him back.. didn't get it yet
me... mine rocks..

my phone rings,, its MOE.. i could feel the envy spilling through the phone. i'm laughing inside. he is then crying to his wife not to leave so he can go get his iPhone. a few hours later i get another text from Moe.... sold out everywhere.

again i laugh.... chump...and i am willing to bet is NOT THE ONLY REASON you want one!!!

sorry hedy, had to spill to Moe on your blog...