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2013-07-24 08:48:39 PM  
We should really think about bringing back the stocks. We seem to enjoy them so.
 
2013-07-24 09:22:52 PM  
I like the part where if you scroll down to the bottom of the page there's a gratuitous booby shot.
 
2013-07-24 09:59:28 PM  

Barfmaker: I like the part where if you scroll down to the bottom of the page there's a gratuitous booby shot.


My favourite part.
 
2013-07-24 10:10:02 PM  
Her first mistake was buying an Apple.
 
2013-07-25 12:55:26 AM  
Appointment?! The Apple will see you now?
 
2013-07-25 02:23:56 AM  
Are we sure that's not Maria Bamford doing an impression of her mother?
 
2013-07-25 03:39:28 AM  
Was she, by any chance, Korean?
 
2013-07-25 03:40:55 AM  

Barfmaker: I like the part where if you scroll down to the bottom of the page there's a gratuitous booby shot.


Well, I wasn't going to read the article, but now ...
 
2013-07-25 03:42:05 AM  
You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?
 
2013-07-25 03:44:21 AM  
Someone's not happy slavery's over...
 
2013-07-25 03:46:34 AM  

padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?


For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.
 
2013-07-25 03:48:48 AM  
Too bad about the crazy, she's not altogether unattractive. I'd let her have some "parts".
 
2013-07-25 03:49:16 AM  
Apple Care?

More like Apple Don't Care.
 
2013-07-25 03:49:18 AM  

padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?


Better than their complaint department:
 
2013-07-25 03:51:59 AM  
Just goes to show that anyone who buys an Apple is on the verge of a breakdown.
 
2013-07-25 03:52:15 AM  

padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?


(Let's try this again ...)

Better than their complaint department:

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2013-07-25 04:00:43 AM  
Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

Subby... It's "Having a conniption"... There is nothing else to add to it..
 
2013-07-25 04:08:42 AM  

styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

Subby... It's "Having a conniption"... There is nothing else to add to it..


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"I've heard it both ways."
 
2013-07-25 04:10:40 AM  

styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

Subby... It's "Having a conniption"... There is nothing else to add to it..


I had to google 'conniption.'

n. Informal
A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic. Also called conniption fit.
[Mock Latin, perhaps influenced by snip or snap.]

n
(often plural) US and Canadian slang a fit of rage or tantrums


So tantrum in English then.
 
2013-07-25 04:11:16 AM  

padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?


Appointment  or wait. As in, how every service counter in the universe behaves when there's already a queue. As in, she can't just walk in and cut ahead of everybody else already waiting. Option 1, get in line with everyone else, option 2, schedule a specific time and go off to enjoy yourself until then.
 
2013-07-25 04:12:23 AM  
"Actress," eh?
 
2013-07-25 04:17:03 AM  

nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.


Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.
 
2013-07-25 04:17:35 AM  
Hipsters.
 
2013-07-25 04:20:46 AM  
The screaming lady's behavior is really horrible, but I suspect there's more to her side of the story.  She seems furious and I bet she was told she would have a long wait after someone else promised her she could walk in and walk out.

Obviously that is no excuse for having a fit or treating the employee like garbage.  Maybe she thought that screaming like that would get someone to help her in order to get her away from the prospective customers... some people try that type of stunt.

On the other hand, she didn't plan to have this fit... it was simply an impulsive and stupid moment.  Most of us have behaved extremely stupidly at some point in our lives, and had that been aired on the internet, would be humiliated.

In my opinion, it is this attention seeking "actress" who is the real asshole.  She is happy to humiliate someone in front of the world just to gain 15 seconds of publicity.  She made sure to require a glamour shot and name checks with this article... I guess that's good publicity, but it's also extremely selfish.

When someone is an asshole to a low level employee, they probably deserve some embarassment, but I don't like the world we're headed where any mistake you make can be used by some slimeball seeking to climb over your misery in their quest for fame.
 
2013-07-25 04:22:04 AM  
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2013-07-25 04:26:43 AM  

ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]


Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.
 
2013-07-25 04:27:22 AM  
The Apple Store and the ""Geniuses" " deserve every ounce of scorn and abuse they get.

In other news, I need to get my tires rotated by the Pep Boy Genuises then get lunch from the Subway Genuises. Prob need the dog washed by the PetSmart Geniuses this after to boot.
 
2013-07-25 04:28:43 AM  

padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?


Either that, or wait in line.  You know, like every other retail store on the planet.  Oh, except most of those don't have a feature where you can make an appointment, so that you don't have to wait at all.

And as we all know, Apple's customer service rankings have been in the tank for years now, amiright?
 
2013-07-25 04:39:19 AM  
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2013-07-25 04:42:34 AM  
 
2013-07-25 04:46:33 AM  

sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.


Hey, it's not like anybody made popcorn.

**crunch**

Oh, sorry. Want some?
 
2013-07-25 04:57:58 AM  
I bet that she's a real joy to live with.
 
2013-07-25 05:08:30 AM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: Now THIS is a tantrum lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YersIyzsOpc


That was funny when it first showed up 4 years ago, but it's still as fake as most boobies in Hollywood.
 
2013-07-25 05:12:41 AM  
I'm presently working at a Staples Copy and Print Center (don't ask, I became a widower and lost my real job at the same time), but if you want to see people go apoplectic after something they think will happen doesn't - find an Apple user.
 
2013-07-25 05:13:12 AM  
The people at the Apple Genius bar can be taxing at times but at the end of the day, this woman was a biatch1 for expecting preferential treatment over everyone else.  Then again, this is LA (where nepotism runs rampant, drugs are like candy, a high profile man can get away with murder, a mediocre attorney can become a billionaire, a doctor can kill the King of Pop, an average looking girl can make millions for her family off of a sex tape and a fat rich Persian girl can have her own reality show).

Y'all can biatch2 about Apple products all you want but the important point here is the location filled with people who have been worshipped for far too long and for all the wrong reasons, then add fame-starved moron actresses and/or singers who would do anything to go viral publicly.

Quid pro quo biatches3.
 
2013-07-25 05:14:19 AM  
Those Apple stores are just hazardous.

I once brought a MacBook Pro into one of the shoebox Apple stores (the really tiny ones). The problem was that the fan on it was really loud and the AppleCare people said I had to bring it in so the Genius could diagnose the problem in person.

The problem with that is that the store is built of cement and glass and is filled with noisy people. I had to yell just to be heard, so there was no way he was going to hear the fans. I saw old grandmother sitting at tiny tables taking lessons on how to use computers from other genii. I couldn't understand how they put up with that. It was like trying to wade through a parade, and these people are trying to learn how to use a computer for the first time in that.

Just hazardous. I think they're judging their stores on sales per square foot (which of course is going to be high when the stores are 10x too small) and on decibel level. The higher the decibels the more excited the customers!

I bet people freak out like that woman every day in those stores.
 
2013-07-25 05:20:12 AM  
I was in Radio Shack yesterday and I was told it was going to be slow between 1 and 2 PM.  No such luck the manager had a customer who got a replacement phone without wifi capability and she needed that for a wifi hotspot and was going into meltdown. The manager was so flustered. I offered to wait 2 hours for my phone upgrade,but that was not even going to work out. He asked if I would please try another store. I did,felt better and the transaction went swiftly and efficiently.

OTOH

Some places end tantrums with "wanna fight me over it!?"  Usually no takers.
 
2013-07-25 05:22:28 AM  

styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

Subby... It's "Having a conniption"... There is nothing else to add to it..


I've heard "having conniptions" and "a fit of conniptions"; never heard "conniption fit" before.

According the the googles it's a southern US phrase.
 
2013-07-25 05:23:42 AM  
Oh god, that shrill tone just made my penis pack its bags and crawl up into my chest cavity
 
2013-07-25 05:27:42 AM  
and the entitled c*nt has her kid with her.
 
2013-07-25 05:32:00 AM  

styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?


My mom.

And as I already saw someone else say "conniption fit" was a southern thing: my mom was born, raised and has lived her entire life in Portland, Oregon.  Her parents hailed from Duluth.

*shrug*
 
2013-07-25 05:35:07 AM  
She aint got no tities or ass
 
2013-07-25 05:36:40 AM  
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2013-07-25 05:42:44 AM  

Texas Gabe: Too bad about the crazy, she's not altogether unattractive. I'd let her have some "parts".


WTF have you been hitting? She's f'ing nasty.
 
2013-07-25 05:47:14 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.

Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.


They must hire clerks that used to work in the slow-motion ballet that is the vehicle license office. I'm sure those individuals make bets to see how long they can get the lines, bonus if a frustrated client goes off on a rant.

Anyway, this whole "make an appointment" to get your notebook fixed seems to be part of the Apple user's culture. They are proud of it. Like whipping out your MacBook in an Starbucks.  To each his own, I suppose.
 
2013-07-25 05:59:20 AM  

nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.


maybe they should hire more people?
 
2013-07-25 05:59:32 AM  

Bob Down: styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

Subby... It's "Having a conniption"... There is nothing else to add to it..

I had to google 'conniption.'

n. Informal
A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic. Also called conniption fit.
[Mock Latin, perhaps influenced by snip or snap.]

n
(often plural) US and Canadian slang a fit of rage or tantrums

So tantrum in English then.


Typically a Conniption Fit is a type of tantrum that is marked by extreme ferocity/insanity. Tantrums are about wanting attention, Conniptions are when you just loose you sh*t.
 
2013-07-25 06:00:26 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: ghostfacekillahrabbit: nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.

Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.

They must hire clerks that used to work in the slow-motion ballet that is the vehicle license office. I'm sure those individuals make bets to see how long they can get the lines, bonus if a frustrated client goes off on a rant.

Anyway, this whole "make an appointment" to get your notebook fixed seems to be part of the Apple user's culture. They are proud of it. Like whipping out your MacBook in an Starbucks.  To each his own, I suppose.


wasn't there a penny arcade cartoon about this very thing?
 
2013-07-25 06:02:57 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Day_Old_Dutchie: ghostfacekillahrabbit: nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.

Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.

They must hire clerks that used to work in the slow-motion ballet that is the vehicle license office. I'm sure those individuals make bets to see how long they can get the lines, bonus if a frustrated client goes off on a rant.

Anyway, this whole "make an appointment" to get your notebook fixed seems to be part of the Apple user's culture. They are proud of it. Like whipping out your MacBook in an Starbucks.  To each his own, I suppose.

wasn't there a penny arcade cartoon about this very thing?


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2013-07-25 06:24:50 AM  

karmachameleon: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

Either that, or wait in line.  You know, like every other retail store on the planet.  Oh, except most of those don't have a feature where you can make an appointment, so that you don't have to wait at all.

And as we all know, Apple's customer service rankings have been in the tank for years now, amiright?


How long of a wait are we talking about, here? Because if it's more than 10 minutes, it's high time they hire more people.
 
2013-07-25 06:31:28 AM  
First comes the conniption, then comes the apoplexy.
 
2013-07-25 06:41:27 AM  
Try the sprint store. It is like the apple store, but run by know-nothing kids and full of meth head customers.
 
2013-07-25 06:44:13 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: First comes the conniption, then comes the apoplexy.


You mean "Appleplexy."
 
2013-07-25 06:44:51 AM  

assjuice: Try the sprint store. It is like the apple store, but run by know-nothing kids and full of meth head customers.


Going to some Sprint stores is pretty much the same as going to traffic court.
 
2013-07-25 06:49:12 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.


Hate to defend Apple, really I do, but think of it this way---maybe in the time that he can handle one customer, another ten have come in to the store. By having one person whose main task will be to schedule appointments, those ten people can now better plan their time---they will be told "ok, you're the 14th person in line, so it might be 20 minutes", or they can just schedule an appointment "ok, come back at 1:15 pm." While it might reduce the efficiency of all the workers by 10% (say if one of ten workers is now just an appointment maker), it will improve the ability of 100% of the customers to know what time to arrive at the store.
 
2013-07-25 06:49:29 AM  

HailRobonia: Bonanza Jellybean: First comes the conniption, then comes the apoplexy.

You mean "Appleplexy."


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2013-07-25 06:55:33 AM  

MagSeven: assjuice: Try the sprint store. It is like the apple store, but run by know-nothing kids and full of meth head customers.

Going to some Sprint stores is pretty much the same as going to traffic court.


Around these parts the Sprint stores are rather nice. It's the AT&Ts that look like Soviet bloc bread and toilet paper distribution centers.
 
2013-07-25 06:56:47 AM  
You know, I watched a video on YouTube the other day. It was called "This is Water" narrated by David Foster Wallace and I think you should all have a look at it. You don't know what this woman is going through right now in her life. Divorce? Lost job? Dying parent? Stress could already have her at the breaking point, heroic levels of patience and determination already pushed to the brink by life. And then ... this: the final straw at the Apple Store. You don't know it, but  the child in the stroller is dying as she stands there. The little tot has been fighting a grueling battle with cancer and the mother has been doing everything she can to keep life together and normalized for the child. When the child's hair fell out due to chemo, the mother cut hers short in tribute for them to go through it together (not all the way off, mind you, just short in that cute retro 1920s flapper style because, well, there's the garden party on the 15th and she can't very well go BALD cane she?)  But this morning, as the woman brunched on Rodeo Drive and was suffering the horrors of Cold Duck mimosas,  the child looked up at her mother from the stroller, the last twinkles of life in her eyes, and wanted to play candy crush one last time. Knowing this could be the last request of her child, and having a smudged iPad mini screen, she did what any mother would, and rushed to the Apple Store for one of those white micro-fiber screen clean cloths. And, well, the video takes over from there.

Perspective, people. Get some.
 
2013-07-25 06:56:48 AM  

proteus_b: ghostfacekillahrabbit: Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.

Hate to defend Apple, really I do, but think of it this way---maybe in the time that he can handle one customer, another ten have come in to the store. By having one person whose main task will be to schedule appointments, those ten people can now better plan their time---they will be told "ok, you're the 14th person in line, so it might be 20 minutes", or they can just schedule an appointment "ok, come back at 1:15 pm." While it might reduce the efficiency of all the workers by 10% (say if one of ten workers is now just an appointment maker), it will improve the ability of 100% of the customers to know what time to arrive at the store.


Thanks for being sensible, but threads like this are here for paid shills and brainwashed douchebags to parrot lame anti-Apple propaganda. Not only is the video fake, but so are some of the stories posted here.
 
2013-07-25 07:01:13 AM  
My favorite part is George Lucas in the background.
 
2013-07-25 07:16:35 AM  
Looked like more of a thrombeaux.
 
2013-07-25 07:22:45 AM  

WinoRhino: Perspective, people. Get some.


Our perspective is of a 6-second video of a person being nasty to a CSR over a consumer electronics product.

Does this person have her reasons for being an ass?  I'm sure she does.  She is still an ass.
 
2013-07-25 07:22:48 AM  
Unless you're a preteen tough or just hoping to catch a glimpse of Eva Longoria having dinner, don't go to the Grove and expect to get anything done on your timeframe.
 
2013-07-25 07:25:48 AM  
Why is this surprising? She's in a store that made its fortune by getting a bailout from Microsoft and selling to a demographic that wants everything now, easy, and someone else to fix the magic box when it stops talking.
 
2013-07-25 07:36:22 AM  

padraig: karmachameleon: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

Either that, or wait in line.  You know, like every other retail store on the planet.  Oh, except most of those don't have a feature where you can make an appointment, so that you don't have to wait at all.

And as we all know, Apple's customer service rankings have been in the tank for years now, amiright?

How long of a wait are we talking about, here? Because if it's more than 10 minutes, it's high time they hire more people.


This. I've walked past the apple store at Val-de-Europe, and there is always a line, don't really care as I have an Android phone. But I would like to see Carrefour and Auchan hire more people, I'm tired of waiting in line for 10 minutes to check out of a grocery store.
 
2013-07-25 07:36:34 AM  

Hobodeluxe: nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.

maybe they should hire more people?


Perhaps the stuff just brake more and anybody who paid keep noise in sky not to look like they made a error?
 
2013-07-25 07:38:22 AM  
My favorite tantrum:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Im7W1AnD mgA
 
2013-07-25 07:44:26 AM  
Porscha Coleman?!

She really was named after a car!
 
2013-07-25 07:46:47 AM  

sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.


Dude, that's how YouTube made most of their business.
 
2013-07-25 07:47:11 AM  
If I walked into my local auto parts store and was told I needed an appointment to get parts for my car, I suspect someone would get beaten by a tire iron.

/just sayin'
//do not own an Apple of any sort
 
2013-07-25 07:50:02 AM  
If I shout, that changes how people react to me. My husband gives me anything I want for example and my family as well. Give me what I want! Can`t you see I am shouting?
 
2013-07-25 07:52:56 AM  

bingethinker: proteus_b: ghostfacekillahrabbit: Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.

Hate to defend Apple, really I do, but think of it this way---maybe in the time that he can handle one customer, another ten have come in to the store. By having one person whose main task will be to schedule appointments, those ten people can now better plan their time---they will be told "ok, you're the 14th person in line, so it might be 20 minutes", or they can just schedule an appointment "ok, come back at 1:15 pm." While it might reduce the efficiency of all the workers by 10% (say if one of ten workers is now just an appointment maker), it will improve the ability of 100% of the customers to know what time to arrive at the store.

Thanks for being sensible, but threads like this are here for paid shills and brainwashed douchebags to parrot lame anti-Apple propaganda. Not only is the video fake, but so are some of the stories posted here.


That works both ways, like you know the brainless iDrones who do nothing but come in to defend Apple, like yourself who is rarely seen in a non-Apple thread.  I've accused you of being an paid Apple shrill plenty of times since that's all you ever do.
 
2013-07-25 07:56:54 AM  
This is the quintessential entitled asshole who makes working in retail such a miserable job. She knows you're busy and no corporation wants to hire enough people to serve customers properly, yet yells at the messenger anyway.
 
2013-07-25 08:00:58 AM  

Arcanum: The screaming lady's behavior is really horrible, but I suspect there's more to her side of the story.  She seems furious and I bet she was told she would have a long wait after someone else promised her she could walk in and walk out.

Obviously that is no excuse for having a fit or treating the employee like garbage.  Maybe she thought that screaming like that would get someone to help her in order to get her away from the prospective customers... some people try that type of stunt.

On the other hand, she didn't plan to have this fit... it was simply an impulsive and stupid moment.  Most of us have behaved extremely stupidly at some point in our lives, and had that been aired on the internet, would be humiliated.

In my opinion, it is this attention seeking "actress" who is the real asshole.  She is happy to humiliate someone in front of the world just to gain 15 seconds of publicity.  She made sure to require a glamour shot and name checks with this article... I guess that's good publicity, but it's also extremely selfish.

When someone is an asshole to a low level employee, they probably deserve some embarassment, but I don't like the world we're headed where any mistake you make can be used by some slimeball seeking to climb over your misery in their quest for fame.


+1
 
2013-07-25 08:06:07 AM  

TenJed_77: . But I would like to see Carrefour and Auchan hire more people


Auchan in La Défense was a place to be avoided at all costs. Especially after work. You couldn't even walk around the store because the queues stretched into the aisles.

If they hired more people, it would probably just be more loss-prevention guys.
 
2013-07-25 08:06:37 AM  
I'm still wondering why anyone is surprised. It's Los Angeles. This happens all the time. It's the land of entitled douchebags. And the fact that she's like 50 with a small child in her stroller... It's just so typical Los Angeles. I bet her kid is an unholy brat too, but, you know, she wants it to be a "free spirit" that's "not controlled by society's rules".

I am so glad I escaped that hell hole. Been five years since I got out. Ain't never goin back!
 
2013-07-25 08:08:10 AM  

sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.


It isn't nice, but if you've ever worked in retail, then you know how miserable these people make others feel all day, and the anticipatory misery you feel every day whether one of them shows up or not. If I could prescribe mandatory Prozac for them I'd do it in a heartbeat. Maybe Zyprexa for a few of them.
 
2013-07-25 08:15:06 AM  
Conniption or not, I'll side with anyone over an Apple store employee.
 
2013-07-25 08:15:13 AM  

sgnilward: If I walked into my local auto parts store and was told I needed an appointment to get parts for my car, I suspect someone would get beaten by a tire iron.

/just sayin'
//do not own an Apple of any sort


But if you walked into your local car dealership to get your car worked on, you would have to have an appointment, or have to wait for an opening.
 
2013-07-25 08:18:21 AM  

proteus_b: ghostfacekillahrabbit: Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.

Hate to defend Apple, really I do, but ...


Then don't. Idiot.

By the way, didn't actually bother to read your comment. Probably just junk anyways.
 
2013-07-25 08:19:37 AM  

henryhill: Constiption or not, I'll side with anyone over an Apple store employee.


Leave your biological issues out of this.
 
2013-07-25 08:22:02 AM  
I didn't watch the video, but what 'part' is she trying to get?  Why can't she just go in and buy a part off the shelf?  It doesn't take a genius to take something off the shelf and take it to the register... Oh... that's right, they don't have registers.  See? Isn't that more convenient? There are no more long lines at the register!
 
2013-07-25 08:23:29 AM  

Pharmdawg: sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.

It isn't nice, but if you've ever worked in retail, then you know how miserable these people make others feel all day, and the anticipatory misery you feel every day whether one of them shows up or not. If I could prescribe mandatory Prozac for them I'd do it in a heartbeat. Maybe Zyprexa for a few of them.


You sound like the sort of whiny emo that provides slow, surly and mistake-filled service but nonetheless demands that the entire world respects your absolute human right for people to be nice to you. I hope the next customer you provoke into losing their temper pulls out a can of mace.
 
2013-07-25 08:28:30 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: TenJed_77: . But I would like to see Carrefour and Auchan hire more people

Auchan in La Défense was a place to be avoided at all costs. Especially after work. You couldn't even walk around the store because the queues stretched into the aisles.

If they hired more people, it would probably just be more loss-prevention guys.


Oh Lord, I remember shopping there.
I made it a point to go not more than once a month, and then only if I really needed it.  Everything else I got from the small stores in my local neighborhood (Suresnes).

The worst part was the family of 4 who had to walk abreast through the aisles, slooooooowly, as if they were visiting the Jardin des Tuilleries.
 
2013-07-25 08:28:58 AM  

Space Wizard: Arcanum: The screaming lady's behavior is really horrible, but I suspect there's more to her side of the story.  She seems furious and I bet she was told she would have a long wait after someone else promised her she could walk in and walk out.

Obviously that is no excuse for having a fit or treating the employee like garbage.  Maybe she thought that screaming like that would get someone to help her in order to get her away from the prospective customers... some people try that type of stunt.

On the other hand, she didn't plan to have this fit... it was simply an impulsive and stupid moment.  Most of us have behaved extremely stupidly at some point in our lives, and had that been aired on the internet, would be humiliated.

In my opinion, it is this attention seeking "actress" who is the real asshole.  She is happy to humiliate someone in front of the world just to gain 15 seconds of publicity.  She made sure to require a glamour shot and name checks with this article... I guess that's good publicity, but it's also extremely selfish.

When someone is an asshole to a low level employee, they probably deserve some embarassment, but I don't like the world we're headed where any mistake you make can be used by some slimeball seeking to climb over your misery in their quest for fame.

+1


How about people stop being childish assholes in public? If you're not acting like a dick, why would anyone record you? If you have such little control over yourself that being filmed while acting like a twat is a legitimate concern for you, maybe you should do yourself and society a big farking favor and stay at home, at least until you can learn to act like an adult.
 
2013-07-25 08:29:57 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Oh god, that shrill tone just made my penis pack its bags and crawl up into my chest cavity


Wow...I agree with you, but wow, you're built funny

/and not that big either
 
2013-07-25 08:38:17 AM  
wtf...  this video is the same 5 second clip looped...  Quit wasting my time...
 
2013-07-25 08:38:26 AM  

RobotSpider: I didn't watch the video, but what 'part' is she trying to get?  Why can't she just go in and buy a part off the shelf?  It doesn't take a genius to take something off the shelf and take it to the register... Oh... that's right, they don't have registers.  See? Isn't that more convenient? There are no more long lines at the register!


The fact she said "Applecare said" makes me think she wants the part for free as a replacement. Maybe her iphone cable broke and she called and complained so they said a genius would replace it free if she went into a store.

Then when she goes into the store she learns you need an appointment at the genius bar and she has to wait 10 whole minutes to see one.
 
2013-07-25 08:40:08 AM  

Bender The Offender: How about people stop being childish assholes in public? If you're not acting like a dick, why would anyone record you? If you have such little control over yourself that being filmed while acting like a twat is a legitimate concern for you, maybe you should do yourself and society a big farking favor and stay at home, at least until you can learn to act like an adult.


This. We all have bad days/make mistakes, but it is just not that hard to stop, close your eyes and take a breath, and realize that if your broken toy is the worst thing that's happening to you today, you've got it pretty good.
 
2013-07-25 08:41:59 AM  

Bender The Offender: Space Wizard: Arcanum: The screaming lady's behavior is really horrible, but I suspect there's more to her side of the story.  She seems furious and I bet she was told she would have a long wait after someone else promised her she could walk in and walk out.

Obviously that is no excuse for having a fit or treating the employee like garbage.  Maybe she thought that screaming like that would get someone to help her in order to get her away from the prospective customers... some people try that type of stunt.

On the other hand, she didn't plan to have this fit... it was simply an impulsive and stupid moment.  Most of us have behaved extremely stupidly at some point in our lives, and had that been aired on the internet, would be humiliated.

In my opinion, it is this attention seeking "actress" who is the real asshole.  She is happy to humiliate someone in front of the world just to gain 15 seconds of publicity.  She made sure to require a glamour shot and name checks with this article... I guess that's good publicity, but it's also extremely selfish.

When someone is an asshole to a low level employee, they probably deserve some embarassment, but I don't like the world we're headed where any mistake you make can be used by some slimeball seeking to climb over your misery in their quest for fame.

+1

How about people stop being childish assholes in public? If you're not acting like a dick, why would anyone record you? If you have such little control over yourself that being filmed while acting like a twat is a legitimate concern for you, maybe you should do yourself and society a big farking favor and stay at home, at least until you can learn to act like an adult.


People record and photograph anything these days though, to the point where I think there should be stricter privacy laws. People of Walmart, fat people at the gym, and any other manner of online mockery and shaming are commonplace, and that's for the sole crime of existing within the area of a douche with a smartphone's lens. Give people a break once in a while and maybe they'll reciprocate once in a while.
 
2013-07-25 08:43:45 AM  

lumiere: The people at the Apple Genius bar can be taxing at times but at the end of the day, this woman was a biatch1 for expecting preferential treatment over everyone else.


She was a biatch for thinking her tantrum woudl fix anything.

We don't know if she was a biatch for expecting to go in and out.

I had a problem with an LG phone a few years ago with verizon.  Tech support said I coudl go right into my local verizon store and they could swap out for  anew one.  I confirmed the time and location, and they said the store would have it ready.  45 minutes of waiting after I got there and they said they only had a refurbished older model of my phone.
 
2013-07-25 08:44:41 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: People of Walmart, fat people at the gym, and any other manner of online mockery and shaming are commonplace, and that's for the sole crime of existing within the area of a douche with a smartphone's lens. Give people a break once in a while and maybe they'll reciprocate once in a while.


We need a "Douchbags who video other people in public for sh*ts and giggles" shaming site.  Of course, someone would have record it....
 
2013-07-25 08:44:51 AM  
I know that whenever I go to the Android store and tell them I need parts, they send me straight to the Special VIP (Very Important Parts) Line where the part I want is magically awaiting me already paid for.

Waiting for parts? Pffft! that's for Apple sheeple!
 
2013-07-25 08:46:01 AM  
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Give people a break once in a while and maybe they'll reciprocate once in a while.

This is wise words indeed, and very true. Someone broke NAME's arm in a car accident once. NAME reciprocated by murdering him in cold blood while his chidren watched.
 
2013-07-25 08:46:04 AM  

IsNoGood: Perhaps the stuff just brake more and anybody who paid keep noise in sky not to look like they made a error?


A little help here? Google Translate doesn't yet support Word Salad -> English.
 
2013-07-25 08:47:00 AM  

RobotSpider: I didn't watch the video, but what 'part' is she trying to get?  Why can't she just go in and buy a part off the shelf?  It doesn't take a genius to take something off the shelf and take it to the register... Oh... that's right, they don't have registers.  See? Isn't that more convenient? There are no more long lines at the register!


They actually have an iPhone app where you walk in the store, scan the item, pay for it on your phone then walk out. It's that easy. If you don't want to do that just flag down one of the people with the iPhone scanners and they can let you pay right away. the only time you have to wait in line is for repair of your device or if you have a question for the Apple genius's.
 
2013-07-25 08:50:12 AM  

The Muthaship: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: People of Walmart, fat people at the gym, and any other manner of online mockery and shaming are commonplace, and that's for the sole crime of existing within the area of a douche with a smartphone's lens. Give people a break once in a while and maybe they'll reciprocate once in a while.

We need a "Douchbags who video other people in public for sh*ts and giggles" shaming site.  Of course, someone would have record it....


Warning, shaming paradox detected.  Turn back or all will be lost.
 
2013-07-25 08:50:26 AM  
That's it? She yelled one sentence?
Wow, what a freakout!!! Call the cops!!!
 
2013-07-25 08:53:34 AM  
I threw a fit in a store once. Best Buy. Among other ridiculous things, they were trying to charge me to swap out a defective item. So I raised hell when being nice didn't work. It worked.

I worked retail for a long time... sometimes people *are* justifiably frustrated. Sometimes they get bad info before they arrive, or your coworker is an idiot, or you screw something up. I never took it personally when it was a one time occurrence and they were obviously just having a bad day. Apologies go a long way.

On the other hand, we did have our problem customers... repeatedly demand we open the store after we close because you're special? Wish that had been during the youtube era. I would have loved a montage of *that* woman banging on the windows.

/don't own any apple products
//would personally be perplexed by the concept of making an appointment to buy something. Is this a thing?
 
2013-07-25 08:53:52 AM  

doubled99: That's it? She yelled one sentence?
Wow, what a freakout!!! Call the cops!!!


Yeah, suddenly I think the actress is an ass for filming it.  I mean, who doesn't want to scream when dealing with Apple?
 
2013-07-25 08:57:25 AM  

reillan: doubled99: That's it? She yelled one sentence?
Wow, what a freakout!!! Call the cops!!!

Yeah, suddenly I think the actress is an ass for filming it.  I mean, who doesn't want to scream when dealing with Apple?


That wannabe actress's PR team deserves a raise.
 
2013-07-25 09:00:56 AM  
i78.photobucket.com
img826.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-25 09:05:06 AM  
That's clearly a case of iPhone addiction combined with mommy brain.
 
2013-07-25 09:14:52 AM  
Why is she asking the lizard-person to fix it?
 
2013-07-25 09:19:49 AM  
I like how EVERYONE is looking at dildo-breath while she yells about how unfair life is to HER.
 
2013-07-25 09:21:48 AM  

mahill10: My favorite part is George Lucas in the background.



I'm glad somebody else saw that!
 
2013-07-25 09:23:09 AM  

WinoRhino: You know, I watched a video on YouTube the other day. It was called "This is Water" narrated by David Foster Wallace and I think you should all have a look at it. You don't know what this woman is going through right now in her life. Divorce? Lost job? Dying parent? Stress could already have her at the breaking point, heroic levels of patience and determination already pushed to the brink by life. And then ... this: the final straw at the Apple Store. You don't know it, but  the child in the stroller is dying as she stands there. The little tot has been fighting a grueling battle with cancer and the mother has been doing everything she can to keep life together and normalized for the child. When the child's hair fell out due to chemo, the mother cut hers short in tribute for them to go through it together (not all the way off, mind you, just short in that cute retro 1920s flapper style because, well, there's the garden party on the 15th and she can't very well go BALD cane she?)  But this morning, as the woman brunched on Rodeo Drive and was suffering the horrors of Cold Duck mimosas,  the child looked up at her mother from the stroller, the last twinkles of life in her eyes, and wanted to play candy crush one last time. Knowing this could be the last request of her child, and having a smudged iPad mini screen, she did what any mother would, and rushed to the Apple Store for one of those white micro-fiber screen clean cloths. And, well, the video takes over from there.

Perspective, people. Get some.


A new-agey excuse to condone and even encourage bad behavior.
 
2013-07-25 09:24:26 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: WinoRhino: Perspective, people. Get some.

Our perspective is of a 6-second video of a person being nasty to a CSR over a consumer electronics product.

Does this person have her reasons for being an ass?  I'm sure she does.  She is still an ass.


I'm gonna guess you just skimmed my post.
 
2013-07-25 09:26:08 AM  

WinoRhino: I'm gonna guess you just skimmed my post.


You should've waited a minute.  He has company:

Musikslayer: A new-agey excuse to condone and even encourage bad behavior.

 
2013-07-25 09:28:15 AM  
I never stepped foot in an apple store, so I checked out some pictures, because the background of her shiatfit clued me into her problem.  I can see why she'd be pissed, not quite this pissed, but still pissed.  It looks like if you want a simple part, there aren't shelves you can pull it from and register to get in line for.  It looks like the store is set up like a restaurant, and you must wait for your server.  Maybe some people want that, but people who want a simple thing, and don't want to waste time in an apple store certainly won't.
 
2013-07-25 09:30:56 AM  

proteus_b: ghostfacekillahrabbit: Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.

Hate to defend Apple, really I do, but think of it this way---maybe in the time that he can handle one customer, another ten have come in to the store. By having one person whose main task will be to schedule appointments, those ten people can now better plan their time---they will be told "ok, you're the 14th person in line, so it might be 20 minutes", or they can just schedule an appointment "ok, come back at 1:15 pm." While it might reduce the efficiency of all the workers by 10% (say if one of ten workers is now just an appointment maker), it will improve the ability of 100% of the customers to know what time to arrive at the store.

I'm pretty sure there is no "guy" who takes appointments. Last time I was at one of those places (8 years ago maybe?), the policy was you sign up at a computer console at the desk...or at home...or on your smart phone while parking your car. Surpisingly I havent had an Apple product break in 8 years.

/products that work and free labor when they dont...how that do???
 
2013-07-25 09:35:04 AM  

willfullyobscure: The Apple Store and the ""Geniuses" " deserve every ounce of scorn and abuse they get.

In other news, I need to get my tires rotated by the Pep Boy Genuises then get lunch from the Subway Genuises. Prob need the dog washed by the PetSmart Geniuses this after to boot.


You mean Subway "sandwich artists", Pep Boy and Petsmart "associates".

Subway was the worst example you could have picked. Get over it. It's "branding" (marketing).
 
2013-07-25 09:35:35 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

Subby... It's "Having a conniption"... There is nothing else to add to it..

I've heard "having conniptions" and "a fit of conniptions"; never heard "conniption fit" before.

According the the googles it's a southern US phrase.


I'm born and raised in Wisconsin and I've always used "conniption fit". Weird
 
2013-07-25 09:39:40 AM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

Subby... It's "Having a conniption"... There is nothing else to add to it..

I've heard "having conniptions" and "a fit of conniptions"; never heard "conniption fit" before.

According the the googles it's a southern US phrase.

I'm born and raised in Wisconsin and I've always used "conniption fit". Weird


I lived in CT all my life and I've heard "conniption fit" most often, followed by "having a conniption", and I've never heard "a fit of conniptions"
 
2013-07-25 09:44:30 AM  

WinoRhino: You know, I watched a video on YouTube the other day. It was called "This is Water" narrated by David Foster Wallace and I think you should all have a look at it. You don't know what this woman is going through right now in her life. Divorce? Lost job? Dying parent? Stress could already have her at the breaking point, heroic levels of patience and determination already pushed to the brink by life. And then ... this: the final straw at the Apple Store. You don't know it, but  the child in the stroller is dying as she stands there. The little tot has been fighting a grueling battle with cancer and the mother has been doing everything she can to keep life together and normalized for the child. When the child's hair fell out due to chemo, the mother cut hers short in tribute for them to go through it together (not all the way off, mind you, just short in that cute retro 1920s flapper style because, well, there's the garden party on the 15th and she can't very well go BALD cane she?)  But this morning, as the woman brunched on Rodeo Drive and was suffering the horrors of Cold Duck mimosas,  the child looked up at her mother from the stroller, the last twinkles of life in her eyes, and wanted to play candy crush one last time. Knowing this could be the last request of her child, and having a smudged iPad mini screen, she did what any mother would, and rushed to the Apple Store for one of those white micro-fiber screen clean cloths. And, well, the video takes over from there.

Perspective, people. Get some.


Yeah and there is no reason to freak out like that.

Perspective, idiot. Got some.
 
2013-07-25 09:45:30 AM  

sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.


Have you even heard of Hoarders
 
2013-07-25 09:49:25 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: mommy brain


Oooo.... I like that one. I've always wondered what the condition is called that makes a person proudly define herself primarily by the extent of her vaginal distension....

BraveNewCheneyWorld: I never stepped foot in an apple store, so I checked out some pictures, because the background of her shiatfit clued me into her problem. I can see why she'd be pissed, not quite this pissed, but still pissed. It looks like if you want a simple part, there aren't shelves you can pull it from and register to get in line for. It looks like the store is set up like a restaurant, and you must wait for your server. Maybe some people want that, but people who want a simple thing, and don't want to waste time in an apple store certainly won't.


Pretty much. I was in one. Once. Even ignoring the stupidity of building a big glass nothing above ground and then making people walk down a narrow stairway to the actual store, once you get inside it's more like a museum than anything. It's basically the antithesis of everything a man would want when shopping because if your goal is to go in, get something specific and get out well fark you right in the eye because this is a lifestyle, not a store.

Stupidest "stores" ever.

/ yea, I see you over there trying to accept that challenge Microsoft...
 
2013-07-25 09:51:37 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: I never stepped foot in an apple store, so I checked out some pictures, because the background of her shiatfit clued me into her problem.  I can see why she'd be pissed, not quite this pissed, but still pissed.  It looks like if you want a simple part, there aren't shelves you can pull it from and register to get in line for.  It looks like the store is set up like a restaurant, and you must wait for your server.  Maybe some people want that, but people who want a simple thing, and don't want to waste time in an apple store certainly won't.

So if you want a part that is an external accessory, they have those readily available to buy at Apple stores. If you want the part free, wait your turn. If the part needs to be installed, it's probably not on the sales floor because dumb ladies like in TFA typically cant service their own Apple products.

I know it's a great injustice that not every dumbass with a screwdriver is encouraged to root around the insides of Apple gear.

/still avoids Apple stores when everything can easily be purchased online
//has been opening up and messing around with my new PC this month but I'd be damned if I let anyone near the guts of my MacBook Pro...
 
2013-07-25 09:54:00 AM  

legion_of_doo: Porscha Coleman?!

She really was named after a car!


so she failed at being named after the shakespeare character, portia, and failed at being named after the car, porsche.

then again, i used to work with a girl called "chassity." not "chastity," mind you... "chassity." *facepalm*
 
2013-07-25 09:54:57 AM  

The Muthaship: WinoRhino: I'm gonna guess you just skimmed my post.

You should've waited a minute.  He has company:

Musikslayer: A new-agey excuse to condone and even encourage bad behavior.


I read it. It was on the cusp of going one way or the other.
 
2013-07-25 09:55:06 AM  

elysive: I know it's a great injustice that not every dumbass with a screwdriver is encouraged to root around the insides of Apple gear.


Which is sort of the point. Apple primarily sells things to dumbasses.

elysive: //has been opening up and messing around with my new PC this month but I'd be damned if I let anyone near the guts of my MacBook Pro...


I assume you're aware of the fact that the MacBook Pro is just a rebadged PC with a massive markup running OS X by default, right?
 
2013-07-25 09:57:28 AM  

fo_sho!: willfullyobscure: The Apple Store and the ""Geniuses" " deserve every ounce of scorn and abuse they get.

In other news, I need to get my tires rotated by the Pep Boy Genuises then get lunch from the Subway Genuises. Prob need the dog washed by the PetSmart Geniuses this after to boot.

You mean Subway "sandwich artists", Pep Boy and Petsmart "associates".

Subway was the worst example you could have picked. Get over it. It's "branding" (marketing).


pawsru.org
 
2013-07-25 10:00:07 AM  
BraveNewCheneyWorld:

I lived in CT all my life and I've heard "conniption fit" most often, followed by "having a conniption", and I've never heard "a fit of conniptions"

Ditto. Grew up in CT. Can't say I use it in day to day conversation, but still...
 
2013-07-25 10:00:08 AM  
I understand her rage, those stores are infuriating. There are twenty people there to greet you, but only one person that can actually help who is usually in the midst of a twenty minute conversation postulating when the next refresh will happen.
 
2013-07-25 10:00:37 AM  

skozlaw: HotIgneous Intruder: mommy brain

Oooo.... I like that one. I've always wondered what the condition is called that makes a person proudly define herself primarily by the extent of her vaginal distension....

BraveNewCheneyWorld: I never stepped foot in an apple store, so I checked out some pictures, because the background of her shiatfit clued me into her problem. I can see why she'd be pissed, not quite this pissed, but still pissed. It looks like if you want a simple part, there aren't shelves you can pull it from and register to get in line for. It looks like the store is set up like a restaurant, and you must wait for your server. Maybe some people want that, but people who want a simple thing, and don't want to waste time in an apple store certainly won't.

Pretty much. I was in one. Once. Even ignoring the stupidity of building a big glass nothing above ground and then making people walk down a narrow stairway to the actual store, once you get inside it's more like a museum than anything. It's basically the antithesis of everything a man would want when shopping because if your goal is to go in, get something specific and get out well fark you right in the eye because this is a lifestyle, not a store.

Stupidest "stores" ever.

/ yea, I see you over there trying to accept that challenge Microsoft...


No they have shelves and you can buy stuff off them. They also have tech support and products you can try before you buy. I think they probably have classes on putting photos in a slide show for granny too. I've been in the closest to me (King of Prussia) a few times and it wasn't so repellent to me.
 
2013-07-25 10:10:44 AM  

skozlaw: elysive: I know it's a great injustice that not every dumbass with a screwdriver is encouraged to root around the insides of Apple gear.

Which is sort of the point. Apple primarily sells things to dumbasses.

Most people are dumbasses (including a lot of IT folks), so what's your point?

I assume you're aware of the fact that the MacBook Pro is just a rebadged PC with a massive markup running OS X by default, right?

The chipsets are the same, yes, but OS is the real selling point. I consider not busting the thing open constantly to futz around or add cheap, third party components to be a feature.

Never cared about messing with the PC because it rarely functions the way I want it to anyway. Seriously...I have to reboot the Mac like once a month or month and a half and it's old by technology standards (due for an upgrade this year). I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old. If they were truly the same, and the PC actually has heftier specs, the Mac wouldnt constantly be outperforming the PC now would it?

/PC for versatily, customizability and business apps, Mac for user experience
//they both have their place, but most ppl who piss on Macs are just angry they cant afford them...or their in denial about performance differences

 
2013-07-25 10:14:51 AM  
An appointment to buy stuff?? No wonder I've never set foot in that stupid store.
 
2013-07-25 10:16:59 AM  
I live on an island. It costs over $100 for the ferry to get to the city plus gas, food and of most value,time. I had a similar experience when some idiot, could care less employee tells you to come over to get an appraisal only to find upon arrival that one needs an appointment. I didn't wail like this lady in question but can sure sympathize with her mood.
Perhaps her situation didn't warrant this tantrum but this type of un around happens all the time.
 
2013-07-25 10:19:51 AM  

elysive: Never cared about messing with the PC because it rarely functions the way I want it to anyway. Seriously...I have to reboot the Mac like once a month or month and a half and it's old by technology standards (due for an upgrade this year). I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old. If they were truly the same, and the PC actually has heftier specs, the Mac wouldnt constantly be outperforming the PC now would it?


Are we still doing this? Uptime contests? Really?

i20.photobucket.com

I'm not even trying to get this

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days
 
hej
2013-07-25 10:21:19 AM  

skozlaw: I assume you're aware of the fact that the MacBook Pro is just a rebadged PC with a massive markup running OS X by default, right?


I assume you'd be happy to tell me what other brands are selling the exact same hardware under another name.
 
2013-07-25 10:28:07 AM  
Reactions of people looking at this video:
Everyone Else: "OMG, that woman is totally crazy, doesn't she realize how crazy she looks?"
Tech Support: "What? This is usually how people greet us when they have a problem. They just remember events differently."

How people remember it: "I was definitely civil, spoken like a Greek orator, totally in command of myself, compliant in every way, and they still refused to lift a finger to help me! I guess that's why they work in the basements of buildings / are kept away from interacting with REAL people."
How it actually went down: "Client came in while several techs were trying to find out why the SAN refused to come up. Client was acknowledged, and seen to within 5 minutes. This was apparently too long a wait for client, who responded by flipping (slamming) his / her laptop down on the bar; a look over to the network admin told us that we were a no-go for taking him / her down with the .44 Mags that are stored under our desks for 'data security' purposes; straws were broken out, and Erny pulled the short straw; Erny spoke with the client, who glared at Erny (who despite his 300lbs+, was a Marine once upon a time...until he stepped on a land mine) with a domination stare....Erny stares past client, and reminisces of being in the Marines; client then insinuates that Erny knows why he / she is there, and that they want their laptop fixed now; Erny works for an organization that has 8,000 employees, and receives hundreds of emails a day...he asks the client to remind him exactly the email said; client goes on a tirade for several minutes, making various outrageous accusations about conspiracies involving IT, sounding similar to a howler monkey while in heat; the network admin (read: Deus Ex Machina), having had enough of this, decides to join Erny, if only to see if the client recognizes who he is, and whether they want to play 'Heaven or Hell' this week. Client doesn't recognize him, but does recognize the grey hairs of someone older...and narrowly avoids finding out how close they are to losing their job. Erny asks client again for information...hands out a piece of paper, asking for username, password, and description of problem; client fills it in; Erny reads it, tells the client that it will take a day or two to fix (SAN comes first, in the same way that plugging the holes in a sinking battleship comes before getting the ice dispenser working again). Client has a hissy fit, talks about getting Geek Squad / friend to fix it...decides to leave it here. Laptop is reimaged the following morning, after replacing two of the hard disks in the SAN, and spending several hours on the phone with the vendor, detailing why their latest firmware fix was anything but (turning off the fans is a no-no)."
 
2013-07-25 10:29:09 AM  

doubled99: That's it? She yelled one sentence?
Wow, what a freakout!!! Call the cops!!!


I can't really judge the lady. She does have a baby in that stroller. She may not have had a decent night's sleep in months.


And being given the runaround trying to fix my $400 phonewould make me feel all stabby.
 
2013-07-25 10:29:55 AM  

WinoRhino: You know, I watched a video on YouTube the other day. It was called "This is Water" narrated by David Foster Wallace and I think you should all have a look at it. You don't know what this woman is going through right now in her life. Divorce? Lost job? Dying parent? Stress could already have her at the breaking point, heroic levels of patience and determination already pushed to the brink by life. And then ... this: the final straw at the Apple Store. You don't know it, but  the child in the stroller is dying as she stands there. The little tot has been fighting a grueling battle with cancer and the mother has been doing everything she can to keep life together and normalized for the child. When the child's hair fell out due to chemo, the mother cut hers short in tribute for them to go through it together (not all the way off, mind you, just short in that cute retro 1920s flapper style because, well, there's the garden party on the 15th and she can't very well go BALD cane she?)  But this morning, as the woman brunched on Rodeo Drive and was suffering the horrors of Cold Duck mimosas,  the child looked up at her mother from the stroller, the last twinkles of life in her eyes, and wanted to play candy crush one last time. Knowing this could be the last request of her child, and having a smudged iPad mini screen, she did what any mother would, and rushed to the Apple Store for one of those white micro-fiber screen clean cloths. And, well, the video takes over from there.

Perspective, people. Get some.


Of course the same could be said about the person helping this lady. maybe their spouse just left them, the landlord hasn't fixed the a/c for weeks and they just found out their kid has cancer and this customer is screaming that she can't get her ipad fixed while also owning an iphone, macbook pro and air.

perspective works both ways
 
2013-07-25 10:32:15 AM  

Lachwen: styckx: Who the fark says "Conniption fit" ?

My mom.

And as I already saw someone else say "conniption fit" was a southern thing: my mom was born, raised and has lived her entire life in Portland, Oregon.  Her parents hailed from Duluth.

*shrug*


Grew up in Minnesota, conniption fit.
 
2013-07-25 10:32:57 AM  

elysive: I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old.


I have a cheap-ass Dell workstation running Windows sitting right next to me that hasn't been restarted since May 8th according to the 'net statistics server' command. And according to the system log from 5/8 gpupdate was what initiated the restart so it was just becasue I was testing a new Computer GPO, not because there was any problem. And it's not like it just sits there, it's what I use every day to manage all the Windows servers.

In fact, almost nobody in the office ever has to reboot for anything but updates once a month.

But, yea, I'm sure the problem isn't you, it's the operating system you're using...
 
2013-07-25 10:33:13 AM  

MayoSlather: I understand her rage, those stores are infuriating. There are twenty people there to greet you, but only one person that can actually help who is usually in the midst of a twenty minute conversation postulating when the next refresh will happen.


The apple stores were a lot better before the iphone.  You could walk in and walk right up the genius bar and get help. Now of course every idiot has an iphone and instead of going online to Apple support forums to figure out how to fix their issue they have to run to the apple store. 

I'm a long time apple user and I miss when they were just a computer company.
 
2013-07-25 10:33:23 AM  
I don´t care what you all say, I´d bonk her and make a sibling for her kid, her screaching even makes my willie tingle with ..something, she´s tall ... really tall

/wat??
 
2013-07-25 10:41:57 AM  

hej: I assume you'd be happy to tell me what other brands are selling the exact same hardware under another name.


I'm not going to get into a stupid semantic argument with you. You understood the point perfectly well.
 
2013-07-25 10:43:37 AM  

the_sidewinder: elysive: Never cared about messing with the PC because it rarely functions the way I want it to anyway. Seriously...I have to reboot the Mac like once a month or month and a half and it's old by technology standards (due for an upgrade this year). I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old. If they were truly the same, and the PC actually has heftier specs, the Mac wouldnt constantly be outperforming the PC now would it?

Are we still doing this? Uptime contests? Really?

[i20.photobucket.com image 412x459]

I'm not even trying to get this

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days


-bash-3.2$ uptime
 10:40:53 up 125 days, 14:55, 4 users,  load average: 0.16, 0.29, 0.42
 
2013-07-25 10:53:58 AM  
Waldo Pepper:

perspective works both ways

Seriously, this. It doesn't matter to a total stranger what is happening in my life that is casing me to stress or be upset. All they know about me is how I am acting toward them in whatever situation and asshole behavior typically gets an asshole response. Does everyone just forget basic rules of interaction from farking kindergarten? Treat people how you want to be treated. This doesn't mean lie down and take it when someone is being a raging asshole to you to begin, but don't be the initiator.
 
2013-07-25 10:54:32 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.

Sounds like they should have the guy who takes the appointments just sell the parts instead. Streamlining.


This.
 
2013-07-25 10:55:28 AM  

jbezorg: 10:40:53 up 125 days, 14:55, 4 users, load average: 0.16, 0.29, 0.42


My Linux desktop:

10:40:36 up 293 days, 2 min, 5 users, load average: 0.24, 0.27, 0.22

It won't win any contests, but I think our longest running machine is a red hat box that's been up for over 3 years now. I would have thought it was going on 7 years but I guess somebody must have had a reason to shut it down at some point, though I can't imagine what it would have been.
 
2013-07-25 10:56:18 AM  

jfarkinB: IsNoGood: Perhaps the stuff just brake more and anybody who paid keep noise in sky not to look like they made a error?

A little help here? Google Translate doesn't yet support Word Salad -> English.


Gooby plz
 
2013-07-25 10:57:06 AM  
[bxiie@idprod00 ~]$ uptime
 10:55:54 up 271 days,  9:37,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
 
2013-07-25 10:57:51 AM  
Man.  Pwned by Skozlaw.
 
2013-07-25 10:59:30 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

                                                   Whar are tits? Whar???
 
2013-07-25 11:05:25 AM  

Musikslayer: It was on the cusp of going one way or the other.


You're kidding. Was it the the idea that a parent with a dying child was actually more stressed about garden party hair styles, sub-par mimosas, and a smudged screen on an iPad mini that made you think I was being serious?
 
2013-07-25 11:06:20 AM  

skozlaw: It won't win any contests, but I think our longest running machine is a red hat box that's been up for over 3 years now. I would have thought it was going on 7 years but I guess somebody must have had a reason to shut it down at some point, though I can't imagine what it would have been.


Run a core system update? Or power failure? With the update option, sure you could update the kernel live by unhooking everything, but that often leads to instability, it's better to do a reboot. As for this machine's uptime? Will never get past 31 days (It's my work desktop, mandated updates via corporate)

My point was simply that the person I was responding to was complaining that he needed to frequently restart a Windows PC, and only restart a Mac about once a month. I just set up a server at home, low power. Eager to see what kind of uptime I can get on it
 
2013-07-25 11:13:10 AM  

skozlaw: elysive: I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old.

I have a cheap-ass Dell workstation running Windows sitting right next to me that hasn't been restarted since May 8th according to the 'net statistics server' command. And according to the system log from 5/8 gpupdate was what initiated the restart so it was just becasue I was testing a new Computer GPO, not because there was any problem. And it's not like it just sits there, it's what I use every day to manage all the Windows servers.

In fact, almost nobody in the office ever has to reboot for anything but updates once a month.

But, yea, I'm sure the problem isn't you, it's the operating system you're using...


I use resource heavy apps on both systems right now and I'll admit the PC was up for many months before I started actually started stressing it. As for the Mac I already said it's old. When it was newer I dont remember having to restart it at all. Reboots are just one element of the user experience that makes Apple superior for recreational use for me. Lag, stability of programs, etc etc also are important.

When it comes to professional use, lets just say we're used to getting annoyed here so lag and having all the USB ports stop functioning on a windows laptop is just more billable time.

Why do you care so much that Apple users be put in their place? The PC is a fine tool. If MS actually stuck with some of its older designs I'd probably enjoy using its OS a bit more.

/Vista onwards has had really terrible user interfaces imho
 
2013-07-25 11:14:25 AM  
Typical Apple consumer.
 
2013-07-25 11:20:14 AM  
It's just pent up anger from not having any breasts
 
2013-07-25 11:20:40 AM  

skozlaw: jbezorg: 10:40:53 up 125 days, 14:55, 4 users, load average: 0.16, 0.29, 0.42

My Linux desktop:

10:40:36 up 293 days, 2 min, 5 users, load average: 0.24, 0.27, 0.22

It won't win any contests, but I think our longest running machine is a red hat box that's been up for over 3 years now. I would have thought it was going on 7 years but I guess somebody must have had a reason to shut it down at some point, though I can't imagine what it would have been.


Linux doesnt count because this is a question of Mac stability under stress vs PC stability under that stress and as much as I love Linux, it does support enough real software to get stressed now does it? ;p ...except I guess for matlab and good stuff like that.

I like Linux and am actually tried to get a dual boot up on my win8 box. It's just not working because Windows has done its best to keep new OSes off the box. I have to reinstall Win in BIOS at this point, so I've nearly lost my interest.

/but...but...Win versatility!
//had a Linux VM on my Mac but the VM software keeps demanding relicensing fees at every OS update
 
hej
2013-07-25 11:22:22 AM  

skozlaw: hej: I assume you'd be happy to tell me what other brands are selling the exact same hardware under another name.

I'm not going to get into a stupid semantic argument with you. You understood the point perfectly well.


Either you're claiming that somebody else is selling the same machines for less money, or you're not.
 
2013-07-25 11:24:36 AM  

IsNoGood: Hobodeluxe: nakedcritic: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

For a specific part? At an Apple store? At the Grove - one of the busiest public shopping areas in LA? Sounds like streamlining to me. I've been in that Apple Store - it's always packed.

maybe they should hire more people?

Perhaps the stuff just brake more and anybody who paid keep noise in sky not to look like they made a error?


Hello schizophrenia! Take your meds, buddy.
 
2013-07-25 11:26:14 AM  
Mactard problems.
 
2013-07-25 11:26:32 AM  
meh, it was just her turn... all Apple users get to the point of a meltdown sooner or later.
 
2013-07-25 11:26:55 AM  

Latinwolf: sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.

Dude, that's how YouTube made most of their business.


I thought it was because cats.
 
2013-07-25 11:27:20 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-07-25 11:33:46 AM  

the_sidewinder: elysive: Never cared about messing with the PC because it rarely functions the way I want it to anyway. Seriously...I have to reboot the Mac like once a month or month and a half and it's old by technology standards (due for an upgrade this year). I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old. If they were truly the same, and the PC actually has heftier specs, the Mac wouldnt constantly be outperforming the PC now would it?

Are we still doing this? Uptime contests? Really?

[i20.photobucket.com image 412x459]

I'm not even trying to get this

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days


Is uptime like with a person who is still alive?
I spend about a third of my life asleep, so I'm kinda like a PC in that sense.
I'm still alive when I'm asleep, but I'm not remotely functional in that time.
 
2013-07-25 11:35:51 AM  

jayhawk88: Bender The Offender: How about people stop being childish assholes in public? If you're not acting like a dick, why would anyone record you? If you have such little control over yourself that being filmed while acting like a twat is a legitimate concern for you, maybe you should do yourself and society a big farking favor and stay at home, at least until you can learn to act like an adult.

This. We all have bad days/make mistakes, but it is just not that hard to stop, close your eyes and take a breath, and realize that if your broken toy is the worst thing that's happening to you today, you've got it pretty good.


Because you and I don't have mental or emotional disorders.

Some of these 'ooooh, haha, someone's having a breakdown, haha...' videos seem like these folks do... or at least might.

I'm not a psychologis', so I can't treat or diagnose any disorder.  But it does feel a bit like going to the insane asylum for laughs.
 
2013-07-25 11:37:40 AM  
My friend greg works at an apple store. Hes a heroin addict but he has a cool haircut so when he looks at people from under the blond bangs sticking out from his knit cap he appears to be condescending but he is most likely dope sick not sick of you.
Csb.
 
2013-07-25 11:39:03 AM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

i.dailymail.co.uk

                                                   Whar are tits? Whar???


Looking at her surroundings, I'm guessing it was the only way she could draw attention to herself.
 
2013-07-25 11:43:26 AM  

Russ1642: sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.

Have you even heard of Hoarders.


Yes - I have.  And reality TV in general...  But there's something a little better about the fact that they or their family is choosing to be exploited (and, in Hoarders, don't they get help?  I haven't really seen it...)

I'm not trying to get too up in arms.  But it gave me an icky feeling... I wonder if/when any of these folks are going to commit suicide...  They're obviously not stable to begin with, and a push from millions of people laughing at them and mocking them?  Not a great recipe, imo.
 
2013-07-25 11:56:31 AM  

sweatybronson: Latinwolf: sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.

Dude, that's how YouTube made most of their business.

I thought it was because cats.


I suspect a lot of the stuff that's uploaded from video cams in phones and such consists of people having confrontations with other people.  In this day and age, especially in urban areas, most people carry cell phones and most of those cell phones have recording capability.  Because of this people need to better control their emotions in public or else risk getting their mug plastered all over YouTube or Vimeo for the world to see.
 
2013-07-25 12:06:04 PM  

the_sidewinder: elysive: Never cared about messing with the PC because it rarely functions the way I want it to anyway. Seriously...I have to reboot the Mac like once a month or month and a half and it's old by technology standards (due for an upgrade this year). I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old. If they were truly the same, and the PC actually has heftier specs, the Mac wouldnt constantly be outperforming the PC now would it?

Are we still doing this? Uptime contests? Really?

[i20.photobucket.com image 412x459]

I'm not even trying to get this

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days


[root@rhn ~]# uptime
 16:04:57 up 1009 days,  1:36,  1 user,  load average: 0.46, 0.44, 0.38
 
2013-07-25 12:40:52 PM  

elysive: Why do you care so much that Apple users be put in their place?


I don't, but I do enjoy putting goobers who say dumb things that are completely devoid of any context or reality in their place, and that would be you in this circumstance. I have direct access to the uptimes of hundreds of cheap Windows machines that are all perfectly capable of running an entire month between updates without rebooting even though most of them are in the hands of people who can barely figure out how to use a digital gas pump.

And, oh, you use "resource intensive programs" huh? I play games on mine at home. Pretty much all I do with it. Runs fine and only reboots for updates.

So what's more likely.... that you're making things up, that you don't know what you're doing or that all these machines I can see that run just fine are all some weird anomaly and Windows actually is a problematic OS?

Take your broke-ass argument back to 1999 where it made some sense. Your MacBook is just a quality-built laptop like any other. You could buy an equivalently functional and reliable one off the shelf with Windows if that was your goal, there's nothing special about it except the branding. You may prefer OS X for entirely subjective reasons, but you don't have to sit and make up dumb shiat about fake problems with other offerings to justify your preference to others. All it does is to help reinforce the stereotype that OS X fans are technically disinclined nitwits who have an uncomfortably personal devotion to the company behind the software.

the_sidewinder: Run a core system update? Or power failure?


Doubtful. It's on a reliable UPS and it never gets updates because all it does is sit on a /30 perimeter network with a router so it can handle email relay between a test and a production network. Best guess from me is that somebody made a change and wasn't sure what services to restart to make it active so they just restarted the whole thing instead.
 
2013-07-25 12:48:46 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I like how EVERYONE is looking at dildo-breath while she yells about how unfair life is to HER.


including the people in the poster on the wall.
 
2013-07-25 01:08:58 PM  

Triumph: Are we sure that's not Maria Bamford doing an impression of her mother?


The comedy channels are one of my favorite parts of my satellite radio. Maria Bamford is so farking funny...
 
2013-07-25 01:12:02 PM  

skozlaw: Best guess from me is that somebody made a change and wasn't sure what services to restart to make it active so they just restarted the whole thing instead.


Seems plausible at least
 
2013-07-25 01:12:39 PM  

karmachameleon: padraig: You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?

Either that, or wait in line.  You know, like every other retail store on the planet.  Oh, except most of those don't have a feature where you can make an appointment, so that you don't have to wait at all.

And as we all know, Apple's customer service rankings have been in the tank for years now, amiright?


No, every other retail store on the planet doesn't make you wander around for half an hour to 45 minutes before they help you, which is really usually just someone coming out and talking to you so they can point to which line to go to and continue to wait for your part. "Every other retail store on the planet" trusts their customers enough to be able to pick out the parts on their own.

Apple's "service" model sux, and has no redeeming values.
 
2013-07-25 01:16:01 PM  
The video was a total of 3 seconds long, except that it was repeated like 4 times to fill space.

I think there's some context mising
 
2013-07-25 01:30:26 PM  
Do people actually have less self-control than they used to? I don't know, I'm asking.

Did people 50 years ago (or more) lose their shiat frequently when told they had to wait, or couldn't have something exactly the way they wanted it?

Supposedly humans learn to master impulse control at about age 3. So why the fark do we have so many adults freaking out upon being told they can't have/do something every time they want it? I don't like waiting either, but I'm a grownup, so I just do it. I don't scream at employees who make me sit (or stand in line) and wait. I was at the DMV today, in fact, and waited 15-20 minutes to talk to a clerk. And miraculously, I sat and waited somewhat patiently. I felt no need to scream or act like a giant asshole to the employees there. I didn't get what I went there for, either. And yet, I didn't throw a giant shiat fit over it. I just left and went to work.
 
2013-07-25 01:47:28 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Do people actually have less self-control than they used to? I don't know, I'm asking.



People actually had less self control in the past than they do today, it's just that there are more ways of it being brought to the open than in the past.  Violence was more common, but there were less people witnessing it, now with more recording devices all over the place, more people are witnessing it.
 
2013-07-25 02:08:03 PM  

Latinwolf: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Do people actually have less self-control than they used to? I don't know, I'm asking.


People actually had less self control in the past than they do today, it's just that there are more ways of it being brought to the open than in the past.  Violence was more common, but there were less people witnessing it, now with more recording devices all over the place, more people are witnessing it.


just curious do you have any evidence to support people having less self control in the past?

I've been working with consumers for over 25 years and I don't believe it is a matter of self control as much as entitlement going along with places like Wal-mart taking everything back for any reason even if it is the consumers fault (example i had neighbor return a 3 year Mr Coffee that she wore out and got a new one). People know that the squeaky wheel gets the grease and they honestly don't care if they are right or wrong.
 
2013-07-25 02:09:21 PM  
I'm always very skeptical of videos like this.  There is no way someone just pulled out a camera at this point in time....there was clearly build up before they started recording - and it's unlikely they happened to catch the last 10 seconds of the incident.  That means it's been edited.  And while I appreciate getting to the point - I'd also like to see the full thing.

The lady might be a biatch....no doubt.
But it's entirely possible she had a legitimate beef too.

Also, I've seen people make more of a scene when we told them that we'd stopped serving breakfast while working at McDonald's....
 
2013-07-25 02:14:50 PM  
Good job WinoRhino. It started slow but you finally caught a few.
 
2013-07-25 02:39:11 PM  
How much does an Apple Genius make?  I know of someone who went to UC Berkeley, generally a bright girl, and ended up being an Apple Genius.  I thought that kind of job was just a step up above manager at McD?
 
2013-07-25 03:08:10 PM  
As someone about to give birth, all I can think of when I watch that video is, "Oh, God, I hope I don't become an unbalanced biatch in public once this kid comes."  I'm going to lose sleep. I'm going to be hormonal. I'm going to be frustrated. I just hope I don't have a breakdown in public.

/And if I do, I hope no one records my worst moments and puts them up on the internet.
 
2013-07-25 03:17:15 PM  

sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.


That doesn't look familiar!  what is it?!?!?!?!?   I WANT TO KNOW NOWWWWWWW!!!!!!
 
2013-07-25 03:18:06 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Bender The Offender: Space Wizard: Arcanum: The screaming lady's behavior is really horrible, but I suspect there's more to her side of the story.  She seems furious and I bet she was told she would have a long wait after someone else promised her she could walk in and walk out.

Obviously that is no excuse for having a fit or treating the employee like garbage.  Maybe she thought that screaming like that would get someone to help her in order to get her away from the prospective customers... some people try that type of stunt.

On the other hand, she didn't plan to have this fit... it was simply an impulsive and stupid moment.  Most of us have behaved extremely stupidly at some point in our lives, and had that been aired on the internet, would be humiliated.

In my opinion, it is this attention seeking "actress" who is the real asshole.  She is happy to humiliate someone in front of the world just to gain 15 seconds of publicity.  She made sure to require a glamour shot and name checks with this article... I guess that's good publicity, but it's also extremely selfish.

When someone is an asshole to a low level employee, they probably deserve some embarassment, but I don't like the world we're headed where any mistake you make can be used by some slimeball seeking to climb over your misery in their quest for fame.

+1

How about people stop being childish assholes in public? If you're not acting like a dick, why would anyone record you? If you have such little control over yourself that being filmed while acting like a twat is a legitimate concern for you, maybe you should do yourself and society a big farking favor and stay at home, at least until you can learn to act like an adult.

People record and photograph anything these days though, to the point where I think there should be stricter privacy laws. People of Walmart, fat people at the gym, and any other manner of online mockery and shaming are commonplace, and that's for the sole crime of existing within the ...


Ah, no....We don't need stricter privacy laws - because when you are in a public place, you do not have an expectation of privacy.  Period.

If you don't want to show up in "People of Walmart," don't be 300 pounds overweight wearing a tube top and a thong bikini bottom.  If you don't want to be recorded for acting like an asshat in public - don't act like an asshat in public.
 
2013-07-25 03:23:07 PM  

kevinfra: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Bender The Offender: Space Wizard: Arcanum: The screaming lady's behavior is really horrible, but I suspect there's more to her side of the story.  She seems furious and I bet she was told she would have a long wait after someone else promised her she could walk in and walk out.

Obviously that is no excuse for having a fit or treating the employee like garbage.  Maybe she thought that screaming like that would get someone to help her in order to get her away from the prospective customers... some people try that type of stunt.

On the other hand, she didn't plan to have this fit... it was simply an impulsive and stupid moment.  Most of us have behaved extremely stupidly at some point in our lives, and had that been aired on the internet, would be humiliated.

In my opinion, it is this attention seeking "actress" who is the real asshole.  She is happy to humiliate someone in front of the world just to gain 15 seconds of publicity.  She made sure to require a glamour shot and name checks with this article... I guess that's good publicity, but it's also extremely selfish.

When someone is an asshole to a low level employee, they probably deserve some embarassment, but I don't like the world we're headed where any mistake you make can be used by some slimeball seeking to climb over your misery in their quest for fame.

+1

How about people stop being childish assholes in public? If you're not acting like a dick, why would anyone record you? If you have such little control over yourself that being filmed while acting like a twat is a legitimate concern for you, maybe you should do yourself and society a big farking favor and stay at home, at least until you can learn to act like an adult.

People record and photograph anything these days though, to the point where I think there should be stricter privacy laws. People of Walmart, fat people at the gym, and any other manner of online mockery and shaming are commonplace, and that's for ...


I really don't want to see any law changed, it would be nice if those type of sites stop getting traffic. 

it is one thing to take a photo or a video of someone you find odd and even sharing it with a couple of friends and quite another to share it with the world for the sole purpose of making fun of them. 

Fark should make it a policy to never link to any of those type of sites.
 
2013-07-25 04:07:21 PM  

jbezorg: the_sidewinder: elysive: Never cared about messing with the PC because it rarely functions the way I want it to anyway. Seriously...I have to reboot the Mac like once a month or month and a half and it's old by technology standards (due for an upgrade this year). I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old. If they were truly the same, and the PC actually has heftier specs, the Mac wouldnt constantly be outperforming the PC now would it?

Are we still doing this? Uptime contests? Really?

[i20.photobucket.com image 412x459]

I'm not even trying to get this

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days

-bash-3.2$ uptime
 10:40:53 up 125 days, 14:55, 4 users,  load average: 0.16, 0.29, 0.42


And I've had windows servers at work that have been up for over a years.
 
2013-07-25 04:23:48 PM  

DirkValentine: sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.

That doesn't look familiar!  what is it?!?!?!?!?   I WANT TO KNOW NOWWWWWWW!!!!!!


In case you missed it -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaNNVazyjLQ
 
2013-07-25 04:38:17 PM  
fc01.deviantart.net

sweatybronson: DirkValentine: sweatybronson: ybishop: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x814]

Yes, I immediately thought about that video -

And I wonder if there's something creepy about the fact that we're starting to entertain ourselves by watching videos of people with mental and/or emotional problems having breakdowns.

That doesn't look familiar!  what is it?!?!?!?!?   I WANT TO KNOW NOWWWWWWW!!!!!!

In case you missed it -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaNNVazyjLQ


fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-07-25 04:41:25 PM  
the_sidewinder:

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days


farm6.staticflickr.com

I've got a few machines that are at least 73 days and I bet I could find some that are longer.
 
2013-07-25 05:47:58 PM  
System up time doesn't count for squat if you're just running the same thing forever.
 
2013-07-25 06:09:19 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: System up time doesn't count for squat if you're just running the same thing forever.


oh I don't know if what the system is running is extremely important and needed, up time might be of the utmost importance
 
2013-07-25 06:16:32 PM  

Waldo Pepper: BraveNewCheneyWorld: System up time doesn't count for squat if you're just running the same thing forever.

oh I don't know if what the system is running is extremely important and needed, up time might be of the utmost importance


That's not what I meant.  Only that stories of a computer that only runs a couple of programs continuously are far less impressive than a computer that runs many dozens of programs on and off.
 
2013-07-25 06:19:07 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Waldo Pepper: BraveNewCheneyWorld: System up time doesn't count for squat if you're just running the same thing forever.

oh I don't know if what the system is running is extremely important and needed, up time might be of the utmost importance

That's not what I meant.  Only that stories of a computer that only runs a couple of programs continuously are far less impressive than a computer that runs many dozens of programs on and off.


Yeah I know I just had to be a prick ;-)
 
2013-07-25 06:34:51 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: [img826.imageshack.us image 634x554]

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x373]


That chick's hair is wayyyyyy too long.
 
2013-07-25 07:12:47 PM  
elysive:

Never cared about messing with the PC because it rarely functions the way I want it to anyway. Seriously...I have to reboot the Mac like once a month or month and a half and it's old by technology standards (due for an upgrade this year). I've already rebooted the PC many times this month and it's a few months old. If they were truly the same, and the PC actually has heftier specs, the Mac wouldnt constantly be outperforming the PC now would it?

/PC for versatily, customizability and business apps, Mac for user experience
//they both have their place, but most ppl who piss on Macs are just angry they cant afford them...or their in denial about performance differences


I have Mac, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux machines at home. I can work on any of them at any time.

I spend 80% of my time on the Windows 7 machine, 15% on Ubuntu and I go to the Mac the remaining 5% of the time, when I have to coordinate work with another Mac user.

I've had had PCs and Macs for over 10 years, and I've gradually used the PC more and more.

So, as someone who has no dogs in the fight, and no axe to grind, I know that a PC running Windows is my preferred system.

/Ubuntu is pretty cool though
 
2013-07-25 08:07:29 PM  
So she freaked out for 5 seconds, and this video is just a big loop of that?

Stupid.
 
2013-07-25 08:31:59 PM  

WinoRhino: You know, I watched a video on YouTube the other day. It was called "This is Water" narrated by David Foster Wallace and I think you should all have a look at it. You don't know what this woman is going through right now in her life. Divorce? Lost job? Dying parent? Stress could already have her at the breaking point, heroic levels of patience and determination already pushed to the brink by life. And then ... this: the final straw at the Apple Store. You don't know it, but  the child in the stroller is dying as she stands there. The little tot has been fighting a grueling battle with cancer and the mother has been doing everything she can to keep life together and normalized for the child. When the child's hair fell out due to chemo, the mother cut hers short in tribute for them to go through it together (not all the way off, mind you, just short in that cute retro 1920s flapper style because, well, there's the garden party on the 15th and she can't very well go BALD cane she?)  But this morning, as the woman brunched on Rodeo Drive and was suffering the horrors of Cold Duck mimosas,  the child looked up at her mother from the stroller, the last twinkles of life in her eyes, and wanted to play candy crush one last time. Knowing this could be the last request of her child, and having a smudged iPad mini screen, she did what any mother would, and rushed to the Apple Store for one of those white micro-fiber screen clean cloths. And, well, the video takes over from there.

Perspective, people. Get some.


I'm amazed at how this got completely misunderstood...

You brew, you run, you screw up people's computers, you're an atheist, and you write cool, enjoy a bit of TF on me.
 
2013-07-25 09:24:49 PM  

Barfmaker: You brew, you run, you screw up people's computers, you're an atheist, and you write cool, enjoy a bit of TF on me.


Wow! Thanks!

**Checks profile**

A benefactor from Ottawa! All my grandparents were from Canada!
Thanks, eh!
 
2013-07-25 11:51:38 PM  

WinoRhino: Perspective, people. Get some.


Without going into to many  details, years ago, my wife brought me her Mac. After looking over it for 5 minutes, I identified that the hard drive was dead.  I then spent 6 hours on the phone over a 2 day period dealing with 7 different apple care representatives (I know this because I started keeping a notes recording names,  times, and statements made by the reps: FYI, the first day involved their having screwed up entering my wife's warranty, the second day involved dealing with tech support).

After finally getting a tech to agree that the hard drive was shot (after walking  me through procedures over the phone for a half hour), I was told I could either wait  2 days for a self-return package to return the unit to apple (which would take several weeks), or just drop it off at the nearest store and they could have it ready in a day or two. I was told the ticket "was in the system and II could drop it off anytime". I wrote this down along with the ticket number.

I drive 45 minutes to the nearest store,  and bring it to the counter, where I waited in line for 10 minutes. When it was my turn, I presented the sales rep at the counter with the Mac, the notes,  and the ticket number. I was then told I need to make an appointment.  The next available opening wasn't for another 3 hours. Did I want to wait or come back another day?

I told the sales rep to get the manager, and was told that he was not available at the moment.
I then told the rep TO GET THE MANAGER (I turned  my Fort Benning voice on).

The manager was suddenly available.

I then went on a rant in the middle of the store that makes this lady's seem mild.
It included my entire story as a timeline complete with names, times, and statements made by reps (straight from my notes).

I'll give the manger credit. He sent one of his minions into the back to retrieve a tech who immediately took the laptop, propped it up on the counter, started it up, and determined it needed a new hard drive. They checked it in right there and I was out of the store in minutes. They called me the next day to tell me it was fixed and I picked it up with no further issue.

/ My point?
/ Sometimes a rant is not only justified, but needed.
 
2013-07-26 09:42:27 AM  
What is the average wait time to buy a new device?
 
2013-07-26 12:33:35 PM  

ScreamingHangover: WinoRhino: Perspective, people. Get some.

Without going into to many  details, years ago, my wife brought me her Mac. After looking over it for 5 minutes, I identified that the hard drive was dead.  I then spent 6 hours on the phone over a 2 day period dealing with 7 different apple care representatives (I know this because I started keeping a notes recording names,  times, and statements made by the reps: FYI, the first day involved their having screwed up entering my wife's warranty, the second day involved dealing with tech support).

After finally getting a tech to agree that the hard drive was shot (after walking  me through procedures over the phone for a half hour), I was told I could either wait  2 days for a self-return package to return the unit to apple (which would take several weeks), or just drop it off at the nearest store and they could have it ready in a day or two. I was told the ticket "was in the system and II could drop it off anytime". I wrote this down along with the ticket number.

I drive 45 minutes to the nearest store,  and bring it to the counter, where I waited in line for 10 minutes. When it was my turn, I presented the sales rep at the counter with the Mac, the notes,  and the ticket number. I was then told I need to make an appointment.  The next available opening wasn't for another 3 hours. Did I want to wait or come back another day?

I told the sales rep to get the manager, and was told that he was not available at the moment.
I then told the rep TO GET THE MANAGER (I turned  my Fort Benning voice on).

The manager was suddenly available.

I then went on a rant in the middle of the store that makes this lady's seem mild.
It included my entire story as a timeline complete with names, times, and statements made by reps (straight from my notes).

I'll give the manger credit. He sent one of his minions into the back to retrieve a tech who immediately took the laptop, propped it up on the counter, started it up, and determined it neede ...


Here is how you do it better without making anyone look foolish and getting the manager on your side. Ask if you can speak in his/her office as you don't want to make a scene on the floor. Calming and sternly explain what happen and what you want and you get the same result without shaming anyone
 
2013-07-26 12:55:34 PM  
Dang...is there anything worth getting that worked up about?

What a fine example she's setting for her child.

Woman needs to take a moment and calm the fark down.
 
2013-07-26 12:57:23 PM  

DumbAmerican: the_sidewinder:

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days


[farm6.staticflickr.com image 372x500]

I've got a few machines that are at least 73 days and I bet I could find some that are longer.


So what you guys are announcing to the world is that you have some systems with remote zero day exploits...  good thinking.  While you might not have to worry (as those systems are not attached to a network), any windows system that hasn't been patched and rebooted since 7/10 isn't really safe.  BTW, one of those zero day vulnerabilities has been seen in the wild, and being used to establish a new zombie network.

/I know I'm raining on your uptime parade, I'm sorry
//Personal production platform record is just over 5 years, and it was directly attached to the Internet at the time (ie. no damn FW).  No it wasn't windows, no it wasn't Unix.
 
2013-07-26 01:04:57 PM  

MadHatter500: DumbAmerican: the_sidewinder:

/In case you can't spot it, it's currently at 29 days


[farm6.staticflickr.com image 372x500]

I've got a few machines that are at least 73 days and I bet I could find some that are longer.

So what you guys are announcing to the world is that you have some systems with remote zero day exploits...  good thinking.  While you might not have to worry (as those systems are not attached to a network), any windows system that hasn't been patched and rebooted since 7/10 isn't really safe.  BTW, one of those zero day vulnerabilities has been seen in the wild, and being used to establish a new zombie network.

/I know I'm raining on your uptime parade, I'm sorry
//Personal production platform record is just over 5 years, and it was directly attached to the Internet at the time (ie. no damn FW).  No it wasn't windows, no it wasn't Unix.


Amiga?
 
2013-07-26 01:36:07 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Anyway, this whole "make an appointment" to get your notebook fixed seems to be part of the Apple user's culture. They are proud of it. Like whipping out your MacBook in an Starbucks.  To each his own, I suppose.


For the record, Verizon stores do the same thing....
 
2013-07-26 01:43:10 PM  

elysive: most ppl who piss on Macs are just angry they cant afford them...


LOLOLOLOLOLOL     *gasp for air*   ... LOLOLOLOLOLOLolololololollllll.......
 
2013-07-26 02:33:35 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Here is how you do it better without making anyone look foolish and getting the manager on your side. Ask if you can speak in his/her office as you don't want to make a scene on the floor. Calming and sternly explain what happen and what you want and you get the same result without shaming anyone


I disagree. I've found that public humiliation is highly underestimated as a motivating factor.

That being said, it should only be used under certain conditions.
 
2013-07-26 02:50:11 PM  
Additionally, saying "conniption fit" is not nearly as exclusive regionally as people in this thread seem to think.  It's kind of neat when those tied to the basement, or otherwise sheltered lives, out themselves by making a common statement out to be "rare".  Obviously limited anecdotal experience and grammar nazi's must be born of the same false superiority complex.
 
2013-07-26 03:06:13 PM  

ScreamingHangover: WinoRhino: Perspective, people. Get some.

Without going into to many  details, years ago, my wife brought me her Mac. After looking over it for 5 minutes, I identified that the hard drive was dead.  I then spent 6 hours on the phone over a 2 day period dealing with 7 different apple care representatives (I know this because I started keeping a notes recording names,  times, and statements made by the reps: FYI, the first day involved their having screwed up entering my wife's warranty, the second day involved dealing with tech support).

After finally getting a tech to agree that the hard drive was shot (after walking  me through procedures over the phone for a half hour), I was told I could either wait  2 days for a self-return package to return the unit to apple (which would take several weeks), or just drop it off at the nearest store and they could have it ready in a day or two. I was told the ticket "was in the system and II could drop it off anytime". I wrote this down along with the ticket number.

I drive 45 minutes to the nearest store,  and bring it to the counter, where I waited in line for 10 minutes. When it was my turn, I presented the sales rep at the counter with the Mac, the notes,  and the ticket number. I was then told I need to make an appointment.  The next available opening wasn't for another 3 hours. Did I want to wait or come back another day?

I told the sales rep to get the manager, and was told that he was not available at the moment.
I then told the rep TO GET THE MANAGER (I turned  my Fort Benning voice on).

The manager was suddenly available.

I then went on a rant in the middle of the store that makes this lady's seem mild.
It included my entire story as a timeline complete with names, times, and statements made by reps (straight from my notes).

I'll give the manger credit. He sent one of his minions into the back to retrieve a tech who immediately took the laptop, propped it up on the counter, started it up, and determined it needed a new hard drive. They checked it in right there and I was out of the store in minutes. They called me the next day to tell me it was fixed and I picked it up with no further issue.

/ My point?
/ Sometimes a rant is not only justified, but needed.


Nice.
 
2013-07-26 03:27:06 PM  

ScreamingHangover: Waldo Pepper: Here is how you do it better without making anyone look foolish and getting the manager on your side. Ask if you can speak in his/her office as you don't want to make a scene on the floor. Calming and sternly explain what happen and what you want and you get the same result without shaming anyone

I disagree. I've found that public humiliation is highly underestimated as a motivating factor.

That being said, it should only be used under certain conditions.


I will disagree but will allow that if you are 100% right as a customer and the Manager is unwilling to help or is a total fool then it might be warranted. 

The problem is quite often the customer isn't even close to be in the right and they decide to go the public humiliation route to get what their way.
 
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