>looking at pda's. the guy kept on telling me i
>better just get a win ce.
Heh. I walked into a CompUSA to *buy* a laptop (had already done my
homework and even called ahead to check if they had one). Walked to the
laptop aisle and met a brand new employee, started work several days ago,
looked like a college student. I told him "I want to buy this one, and
I've already phoned to put my name on one". "Only two people can open the
laptop storage area, so please wait here while I get your machine." First
PA message for the manager. Wait 5 minutes. Second PA message for the
manager. Wait 10 minutes. Employee says "He's not answering, I'll go
looking for the Manager and bring him here." The Manager is busy talking
about mouse pads to a Suit and ignores the Employee. Wait 10 minutes (with
the Employee standing right beside him). Suit leaves the store and Manager
walks back (Employee in tow and still being ignored) behind the cash
registers and starts fiddling with returned gear. Wait 10 minutes.
Manager leaves the cash registers (still ignoring the Employee) and sees me
in the laptop area. Immediately walks over and asks if I need anything.
"I want to buy this one, and I've already phoned to put my name on one."
Employee gives up tailing the Manager, and the Manager runs off. Wait 5
minutes. Manager returns and introduces a Big Fat Guy and says "Here's my
technical expert who will answer any questions you have about that laptop
or any similar designs."
"HEY IDIOT! I'm not here to *look* at laptops, I'm here to BUY one. And
I've been waiting here 40 minutes for you to go open the damn laptop
storage so your Employee here can run my laptop through the cash register!"
Stoopid. Almost beyond ridicule.
Eric The Kouba