Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 28 @ 12:15pm
The in-laws all got iPhones for Christmas, so we took a trip down to the local AT&T store to get their numbers ported from the old carrier and so forth.

The place was like a monument to despair. An old man had piles of old bills he needed explained, people were returning broken phones, and batteries that wouldn't hold a charge, and cases that wouldn't stay clipped to their belts, and on and on. The place was busy for the 45 minutes were were there, and I didn't see a single smile.

Comments

Shotgun Willie says:
the holidays are merry times!
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 12:17pm -
michaeljstraub says:
I have noticed this before. The cellphone store is a depressing place. Or at least this holds true in Muncie, Indiana and wherever in FL you happen to be
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 12:19pm -
mattyc says:
that kinda sucks man
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 12:22pm -
Andrew says:
yeah I *dread* going to the phone store
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 12:26pm -
Paragone says:
I hate the ATT stores ... no one is ever friendly.
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 12:45pm -
wookiemonster says:
you sir are a brave man...hey...whats your programming language of choice? I come to athens from time to time, maybe we can geek out together?
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 12:45pm -
ewagoner says:
@wookiemonster I'm mainly a rubyist, but my day job requires I use a whole suite of inferior languages :)

I work downtown. Give me a holler if you're in the area!
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 12:52pm -
wookiemonster says:
did you go to the ruby hoedown by chance? I'm a rubyist as well!!
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 1:00pm -
ewagoner says:
Didn't make it, no. A good number of my friends from the Atlanta Ruby Users Group were there though.
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 1:19pm -
Yogi Beard says:
AT&T is the place where despair goes to die.
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 1:44pm -
brandon says:
Monument to despair. What a great turn of phrase.
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 3:57pm -
keifel says:
i think the holidays make places like this worse.
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 6:31pm -
Fofe says:
The phone store will suck the life out of you. Get a good phone the first time so you don't have to go back is my motto.
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 9:17pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Fortunately iPhones are pretty in-store-resistant. I tend to forget I use ATT, and think of it more as an Apple product.
Posted: Dec 28th, 2009 - 10:24pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
i think i need 3d glasses for this one! :O
Posted: Jan 1st, 2010 - 2:08pm -
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