Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Is it asking too much?
It's not that I'm spoiled or anything...it was just the ONE thing I wanted. We actually skipped exchanging a lot of gifts this year...I just wanted one thing......headphones. So, while we were at the mall the other night, we stopped at the istore to do some ibuying of some iheadphones for my ipod.
Criminy, I hate that store.
It's hot. It's bright. It's crowded...of computer-geeky people. And it smells of sweat. I would rather die than go in that store...but there I was.
We found the headphones on the wall, grabbed them and then stood there looking around to find somewhere to pay. There are no cash registers there apparently.
Joe finally gave up and asked one of their employee geeks and he whips out his phone to ring us out--or to steal our identity and credit card number. $31 for headphones--I guess they are the spiffy kind. I didn't care, I wanted out of that hell hole.
So, I get my super-dee-duper headphones home and Joe is all excited that they have a little knob on the wire that lets you stop, fast forward, rewind, call in an order to McDonald's and land a plane at O'Hare. Like I said, these are some spiffy $31 headphones.
they don't work on my outdated, not-so-cool, original ipod. I had to look it up online which models would accept these uber-cool headphones. Needless to say, they were not compatible with my model.
What to do? Don't wanna go back to that ihell to ireturn these iheadphones. So Joe suggests that we try them on his relatively-new ipod to see if they work on his. Sure enough...they work just fine on his ipod. Go figure.
"Well, let's just switch then, Joe," I say to him.
"Oh SURE! That sounds really fair. NO WAY!" He's yelling. "Why would I want to give YOU my brand new ipod for your new iheadphones? That's CRAZY! I have all my songs on here....." and he's going on and on and on.
"Uh, I was just thinking I'd give you the new cool headphones and I'd take the plain ones that came with yours...." I said.
"Oh." was the quiet reply and he handed them over.
Really. I'm not that difficult.