Tantrum Thursday 1/5/12

OK, so it is already the 5th of the year.  With only 5 days to work with, what can I throw a tantrum about?
  Well, well, well, yesterday I had to visit an APPLE Store!  
If any of you have ever been in an Apple Store you will understand, because I am told that this is the way it is at ALL the stores all the time.  The old adage of
‘How many people can you fit in a phone booth’ 
kept coming to mind!
Of course I had to go at the most inopportune time.  Their COMPUTERS were down…WHAT??  YEP, the computer that is used to register in people (just the first step in the process) was not working.  They were WRITING DOWN A LIST!  OMG!  I do not think that this is the way to instill confidence in the GENIUS BAR staff.  By the time I made it to the front of the line (just to check in) the computers were back up and running.  Now, I had already been in line for 20 minutes – just to get checked-in.  A 18 year old kid had me type my name on the little mini laptop and then told me it would be 2 – 2 1/2 hours before I could get seen!!  OMG!
OK, I love my Apple products just as much as the next person.  I also know that this is after the holidays and everyone got new TOYS this year.  My issue is a broken iPhone that needs to be replaced via a warranty. BUT still, if you are going to be THIS busy most of the year, can’t you get a bigger store, more staff or SOMETHING??
I signed up for an appointment this morning, but the little disclaimer stated that there maybe a wait time depending on how busy the staff is…..so then what is the appointment for?  Again, I love my iPhone, but this actually made me NOT want to buy more APPLE things….what if there is a problem and I have to go back???
Here is today’s newest listing in my ArtFire Studio.  I think this unique – front clasp – necklace set will go with just about any outing.  Elegant enough for a ‘little black dress’ and classy enough for your jeans and t-shirt!  This set was VERY fun to make and would be really FUN to wear!
Magnesite and Glass Star – Front Claps Turquoise Delight
Check out this wonderful collection by PatriciaLJohnsonGlassArt, please, go leave a comment and some stars!!
I have started to participate in a new project -365Project.  I think this will be fun.  You can find my project by clicking the photo.  During the week I will be adding mostly my newest listings, however on the weekend I hope to post personal photos.  I also may start a personal one too…. this could really be fun!! Want to join me or follow me?? Come on….you have nothing to loose!

Grey and Swarovski Crystal Beauty Necklace Set on 365 Project
Today I would like to feature a friend of mine.  She is taking off on a new adventure and I would like to show it off! After 30 years of doing marketing and branding for others and on the side, VixGraphics – TheBrandingIronCafe is up and running.  Ms. Vic has just about anything  you need to brand and market your project.  From designing/redesigning logos, print / web / digital media she can do it all.  Please go check out ALL her sites and see if there is anything that you can use – I’m sure you’ll find something!
Now for closing I would like to leave you with this thought:
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.  Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
-Francis De Sales
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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    I always make appt for genius bar and get taken care of quickly. I was a Mac user before it was cool and had to deal with sneers from CompUSA and other stores. So I love the Apple store.

  2. Katherines Corner

    I don’t own an apple products ( I wish I did) But ugh for all that hassle. Hang in there. Hugs.P.S> love the necklace!

  3. Maria Matter

    Wowza, LOVE your necklace!!!