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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?
 
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