Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Who is the Genius Now?
Yesterday morning, Ryan came into my room at the unholy hour of 6:15 A.M. and asked for my ipad. He could have asked for anything at that hour and I would have given it to him in just to get him out of my grill. About an hour later, he came back in and told me, "Mom, the ipad is dead."
A couple months ago, my little boys ruined the area on my ipad that you plug the charger into. (I know I just ended with a preposition..get over it!) I took the thing into the genius bar at the Apple store and a worker jimmy rigged it so it worked again. At the time, he told me he couldn't really fix it and it was just a matter of time before the thing gives up the ghost. He basically told me to take the ipad home and enjoy my last days with it until it dies..they could do nothing more for it.
So when Ryan told me the ipad had died yesterday, I thought the time had come to really say goodbye. By the way, the thing is less than a year old. We are hard on electronics. But just in case, I dug my charger out of the drawer and charged the ipad all day. Still no pulse. So I made an appointment with the geniuses again and took it in tonight. And can I just say, the weirdest people ever work at the Apple store. It is a motley crew in there. I have never seen anyone who remotely resembles these people working there:
But I digress. I showed the worker my charger, and he informed me that I was using an iphone charger and that it doesn't have enough juice for the ipad. He sold me another ipad charger and I was on my way. I came home and guess what I found in the drawer...an identical charger to the one I just bought.
No one is ever going to accuse me of being a genius.