Monday, March 5, 2012

tales of a pc user turned mac

Beans bought me a Mac about a week ago. Not just any Mac...a top of the line, 27", super duper shiny and cool iMac.

He spoils me :)

Friday
FedEx tracking system says the package is in Calgary. Wonder if it will make its way to Ottawa sometime today...

Saturday
Ottawa! Now it says "in transit," always a good sign.

Sunday
No shipments today. Starting to worry that when I actually get the thing I won't even know how to turn it on.

Monday
Attempted delivery at 11:27am. Perfect...smack dab in the middle of my only shoot today. FedEx fail.

3:00pm
Called FedEx, get to pick up the package anytime after 6:30pm!

6:31pm
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

6:32pm
Ugh...seriously? Drivers license still had my old address on it. Good thing I picked up the mail earlier that afternoon and was lazy enough to leave it on the front seat all day...the lady let me use that as proof of address. WIN!

6:47pm
This thing is super heavy. Wish Beans was here to help me lift the thing into Dash!

8:05pm
Home with both Beans and the iMac! Time for Beans to take a picture of me holding the heavy box before we can start opening it. Sometimes I think he resents me for stopping to photograph everything before it happens.

8:06pm
Can't turn it on.

8:16pm
Reading manual to figure out how to turn it on. The good news is we've found the power button. Bad news is...it did us no good.

8:17pm
On the phone with Apple Support. Beans is running the show and I am dying of laughter.
- What product did you purchase?
- iMac.
- I see you purchased that device in March 2012, is that correct?
- Yup.
- Please answer YES, or NO.
- Yes.
- What seems to be the problem? Example: it won't turn on.
- It won't turn on.
- We apologize for that.

8:28pm
After a long chat with Shawn, the enthusiastic Apple rep, it looks like she's a dud :( This post just turned into a part one.

This hugging photo now seems more like a goodbye than a hello. The good news is, Apple threw in a magic track pad or something like that. Beans is pumped.


P.S. that's me in that photo.
If you're thinking snazzy pjs Laur! then yeaaaah buddy, Joe Fresh.

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