Monday, May 12, 2008

Apple of my eye

I knew that I preferred Mac computers over PC's, but I didn't realize the extent to which I had become an actual Mac snob until I woke up this morning in a cold sweat from a nightmare in which I had accidentally purchased a Dell (dude!) instead of a new MacBook Pro.

When I realized what I had done, I desperately (and unsuccessfully) pleaded with the computer salesman (who happened to be a member of the Best Buy Geek Squad (they're so cool)) to allow me to return the Dell. He kept trying to tell me how great the Dell laptop I had just bought was, but he was saying things like "It's got a huge 10-gig hard drive" and "It has a floppy disc drive instead of a clunkier CD/DVD drive", "The battery will let you work for up to 30 minutes without being plugged in", "Newer Dells only crash once every two or three days of use, although current models like yours haven't been around long enough to generate good reliability statistics".

The giant storeroom began to spin, and I pounded my fists on the counter in front of me. "Nooooooo!" I screamed. The scream must have been intense enough to nudge me into consciousness. My eyes popped open and I glanced around the room without moving. It took me a moment to realize I had been dreaming.

I rolled over and reached over the side of the mattress to feel for the laptop nestled under my bed. My fingers caressed the cool, frosted metallic surface of my trusty 2005 15-inch PowerBook G4.

All was right with the world.

5 comments:

Russ Parker said...

Congratulations on the nightmare being not lived!

Sara said...

awww....I have a dell...a shiny red one--her name is rubina and i love her!!! hahah i'm sorry though for your traumatic nightmare. i also can say from experience that the battery lasts at least 45 minutes w/out being plugged in!

;-)

yajeev said...

russ...
you may have been the first to congratulate, but it was too soon. please see the subsequent post.

sara...
thank you for your sympathy. best wishes to you and your rubina.

Russ Parker said...

Congratulations on the nightmare not being daily lived!

yajeev said...

russ...
you are the first to so congratulate. thank you.