Woman was told by AppleCare that she could walk in the store and get a part

With her rhythmic slapping for emphasis, a dance remix is not necessary. The real star is the little girl emerging from the crowd in the top left. [Porscha Coleman via Max Read]

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  1. mrmcd says:

    Lady, you can't just walk in here and get a part. You have to audition like everyone else.

  2. Maybe she's an aspiring actress (see: Tobias Funke) and thought "part" meant "part" as in acting, and is putting on a show so that she will get said part. This is, of course, contingent on the unfilmed following part of the conversation in which she yells "I'M AN ACTRESS" and begins sobbing loudly.

  3. I've noticed that Apple Store will always open negotiations by taking a whack at you with some generic line to try to blow you off. Maybe it's only me, maybe it's only Applecare customers; the latter would be quite immoral.

    Once, the "Genius" started leading in to a question about my third-party RAM and I quickly shut him down by "reminding" him (he knows damned well…) that there are instructions in the freaking manual about how to upgrade the RAM (non-Retina Macbook Pro) and that it's a user-serviceable component.

    Another time, they had nothing on me, so they tried to accuse me of not cycling the battery often enough (!!), thus degrading its life. I calmly pointed out that I had been, in fact, cycling the battery, on average, once every two days and offered to help him with his arithmetic.

    The key to surviving (and thriving) in the white lucite jungle is to always maintain one's calm assertiveness. It's not fair, and it's quite ridiculous, but it works and it's what you have to do. Keep calm, repeatedly ask for what you want, hell you can even just repeat it verbatim, over and over again, even that'll work. Go for a little bit of snarkiness iff that helps you keep grips on the situation. Wear decent clothes. Whatever.

  4. gtmac says:

    You think with a statement like this you can have the part?! You can have the chicken.

  5. It's sad that when you've had a really shitty day, probably with kids driving you up the wall, and you're at your wits' end, and when some asshole at the Apple Store fobs you off and, in a vulnerable moment, you lose your composure just a bit, the first thought that pops into other people's heads is "I can humiliate this woman on the internet"? (I know that's a mouthful, sue me)

    Why the need to record this?

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