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2013-07-24 10:10:02 PM
9 votes:
Her first mistake was buying an Apple.
2013-07-25 04:11:16 AM
5 votes:

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 08:28:58 AM
4 votes:

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 04:20:46 AM
4 votes:
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 04:57:58 AM
3 votes:
I bet that she's a real joy to live with.
2013-07-25 08:15:13 AM
2 votes:

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 07:56:54 AM
2 votes:
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 07:22:45 AM
2 votes:

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 06:56:47 AM
2 votes:
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 04:28:43 AM
2 votes:

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 04:17:03 AM
2 votes:

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 04:10:40 AM
2 votes:

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 04:08:42 AM
2 votes:

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 03:51:59 AM
2 votes:
Just goes to show that anyone who buys an Apple is on the verge of a breakdown.
2013-07-24 08:48:39 PM
2 votes:
We should really think about bringing back the stocks. We seem to enjoy them so.
2013-07-25 02:08:03 PM
1 votes:

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 01:30:26 PM
1 votes:
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 11:26:14 AM
1 votes:
Mactard problems.
2013-07-25 10:53:58 AM
1 votes:
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 10:29:55 AM
1 votes:

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 10:19:51 AM
1 votes:

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
2013-07-25 09:39:40 AM
1 votes:

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 09:35:35 AM
1 votes:

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 09:28:15 AM
1 votes:
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 08:53:52 AM
1 votes:

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 08:46:04 AM
1 votes:

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 08:40:08 AM
1 votes:

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 08:38:26 AM
1 votes:

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 08:00:58 AM
1 votes:

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 07:50:02 AM
1 votes:
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 06:49:12 AM
1 votes:

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 06:44:51 AM
1 votes:

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 06:44:13 AM
1 votes:

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


You mean "Appleplexy."
2013-07-25 05:23:42 AM
1 votes:
Oh god, that shrill tone just made my penis pack its bags and crawl up into my chest cavity
2013-07-25 05:14:19 AM
1 votes:
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 05:13:12 AM
1 votes:
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 05:12:41 AM
1 votes:
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 04:27:22 AM
1 votes:
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 04:26:43 AM
1 votes:

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 04:12:23 AM
1 votes:
"Actress," eh?
2013-07-25 03:49:16 AM
1 votes:
Apple Care?

More like Apple Don't Care.
2013-07-25 03:46:34 AM
1 votes:

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 03:42:05 AM
1 votes:
You have to have an appointment to buy parts ? What kind of shiatty customer service is that ?
 
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