|Don't be hating...|
The first time her phone had to be replaced was because the button wasn't working, you know that belly button thing all Apple products have, that was stuck or something. She happened to be in New York visiting her sister at the time so there are iStores or Apple Stores or iDon'tCare stores all over down there. Up here in North Central Massachusetts there are exactly...none. In fact in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts there are eight and four of them are in Boston or the Metro Area. It makes is so convenient to get your iPhone fixed.
This time around her camera wasn't working, the shutter wouldn't open and take pictures. Obviously this isn't a life or death thing and the phone could still be used, well, as a phone, so we put it off. Luck happened that we were going to a birthday party in the eastern part of the state so I made the suggestion that we leave early and go to the Apple Store in the Burlington Mall, makes sense, we were headed out that way anyway.
We loaded the Minions into the Minion mobile and headed east. We get to the mall and find our parking spot, which is easily accessible via a commuter train, did I mention I'm not a big fan of malls? Upon entering the mall we go on the hunt for the elusive mall map. They are usually at every entrance, displayed on the tri-sided structure. It's normally on the back side of the triangle, sandwiched between the Wiggles concert at the Garden and the Text EAT SHIT to 1234 to support whatever the charity dujour is. There is no map in this mall....
We ended up walking a little bit and Minion #1 asked which store we were looking for.
"We're looking for the Apple Store."
"Oh, does it have a big white apple on the wall?"
"Yeah probably, like the one on your iPod."
"It's right there (dumbasses) Mom and Dad."
|See? It's easy to miss....|
|So, my penis is this big....|
He asked if we had an appointment. Really? You need an appointment to get your phone looked at? Well, go figure, we didn't have an appointment so we made one...for an hour later. Of course this was after two Geniuses tried to get the camera to work. Well we had to kill an hour so we took the kids to the food court. After about an hour we headed back to Appleland. The first hipster recognized us (probably because of the Minions terrorizing the "kid friendly" iPads) and he directed us to the Genius Bar. The Genius Bar? They better serve some nerdy alcoholic beverages.
Well we were late for the birthday party already so we declined to wait for the system to go functional again and thanked them for their time. While sitting around watching TV that night I grabbed the Trophy's iPhone and clicked on the camera, nothing happened, I switched it to video and the shutter opened, so I switched back to camera mode and it worked just fine on both cameras, front and rear. I played around with it a little and it still was working so now I need to ask...
Where do I buy one of those blue shirts with the Apple logo? And from now on please refer to me as Kevin, Apple Genius.
|Sir, I'm trying to fix your iPhone but Siri was being a naughty girl.|