21 October 2008

Overheard With a Frisson of Impending Doom

In the elevator, I overheard a young woman leaving a message for someone:

Mom, it sounds like your phone is frozen.  You'll have to take it to the Genius Bar, but you'll have to make an appointment first...

Why, you might ask, would this strike terror into my heart?  My luddite boss just bought himself an iPhone.  My luddite boss who doesn't own a computer or even an answering machine, who doesn't use a computer in the office, who says things like "don't fax the original".  He's been pecking at said iPhone for the past two days.  I finally printed out the 154 page manual from the Apple website. 

Give me strength.

25 comments:

FreshHell said...

I didn't know you worked for John McCain. :)

I had a boss like that once.

phd in yogurtry said...

And you are his go-to guy? Poor you.

Melissa said...

I will light a candle for you. Nothing good will come of this iPhone.

Kyddryn said...

Oh, dear...I shall light a candle for you...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

RuthWells said...

No good can come of this...

Mental P Mama said...

Neanderthal.

Mayberry said...

"Don't fax the original"? Oh, lord. Best of luck to you.

Ree said...

How does a Boss not use a computer?

flutter said...

I totally agree with anonymous

Gotta Knit! said...

Yikes, that is bad.


Really bad.

Jennifer said...

Don't fax the original? Wow. And lol@freshhell.

Gwen said...

The Genius Bar, huh? Do they serve drinks there, too, to improve the technology portions of your brain? Because maybe you could send your boss for one of those. Not the original, though. Just a copy.

kathy a. said...

i didn't even know that iphones could play 8-tracks. but maybe he had them converted to cassettes already.

my old boss kept his trusty IBM selectric II in his office, and i would not be surprised if it is still there. he did, however, master email 15 years ago.

sympathies. i have luddite tendancies myself, but at least i have enough sense to know i don't need an iphone. or a crackberry.

Angeline said...

keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you...

I just got back my Nokia phone from the service centre the 2nd time in less than a year... and the bad news is, this phone IS the top most problematic phone in the centre right now, according to the service staff and he is quite sure, I'll be back there AGAIN!... I need strength too!!!!

HisWife said...

What was your boss THINKING?! :) Poor Poor you... but hopefully nothing bad will happen with his phone... you never know... :)

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womaninawindow said...

Aw, I have an all soft spot in my heart now for your luddite boss. Tell him to call me. OH, I forgot, I don't answer my phone.

i am very mary said...

And this is exactly why I should be the boss.

i am very mary said...

Of everything.

Kyla said...

Don't fax the original. HA! Priceless.

God speed.

jen said...

oh yes. you are so screwed.

Lori said...

Schnicker.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Dude. STEAL IT.

Then sell it. Look me up.

*ahem*

nonlineargirl said...

Don't forget to tell him not to wash it in the dish washer.

niobe said...

And to think that, back in the old days, when I was a summer intern, everyone made fun of me because I lugged my "portable" (in quotation marks because the thing must have weighed 20 pounds) computer to the office.