Don’t Talk Smack About My Mac
June 3, 2011 27 Comments
My friend called me the other day and asked if I wanted to have dinner with him. He sounded stressed and when I asked him about it he said that his laptop was O.O.O. (out-of-order). What’s wrong with it I asked. Caught a virus and other issues; it’s time for a new one he said. I asked him how long he’d had his laptop and he said two years. I’ve had my Mac for six years I said. You still working with that thirteen incher he asked. Yeah I said. Macs suck he said. Why I asked. So he gave a slew of reasons and began to talk some serious smack about my Mac. He said that Macs limit you, Macs aren’t customizable, Macs are for slackers, PCs have more apps, you get more for your money with a PC, and blah blah blah blah blah.
I don’t know anything about the Mac vs. PC debate, but I suspect it’s all about preference. I do know that my Mac has never caught a virus and I do know that my friend loves the adult sites (rife with digital bacteria). So I said, maybe your laptop got a virus from those girly websites you’re always going to. How do you know about that he asked. You keep emailing me naked pictures of girls from those sites I said. I need to take you off my mailing list he said and gave me another email for correspondence.
Then he said your Mac is ancient; why don’t you buy a new one. My Mac still works I said. Yeah, but you should buy a new computer every couple of years he said. Why I asked. So you can get the latest and the greatest; technology moves so fast that if you don’t change and keep up you’ll get left behind he said. Are you going to change I asked. Yeah, I’m thinking of just chucking this baby and getting this laptop I saw on CNET (porn for techies). Isn’t your old one salvageable I asked. Maybe, but I wanted a new one anyway he said.
Then I thought about me and my Mac. He isn’t perfect. Sure he’s had problems but we’ve always been able to get through them. We had very good insurance for a while–Apple Care Protection Plan. And when the plan expired, there were little glitches that Apple still fixed at no charge and by that time I had bonded with my Mac and learned to use him to his full potential. I’ve upgraded his software and had some hardware replaced and he’s almost as good as new (except for a few scratches and stains). He’s outlasted two boyfriends, he’s filled with my words, work and thoughts and about a thousand bookmarked sites. I am my Mac and my Mac is me. But someday I know that our union will end–he’ll give out–he’ll turn off completely. I don’t know how long we have together, but until that day comes I will love him and use him until he just can’t take me anymore.
So, you ever gonna change your Mac to a PC he asked. I told him that I wasn’t oriented that way and that I was still happy with my Mac. You’re a creature of habit he said. Then I told him that I was on CNET and there’s a new laptop review that he might be interested in. What is it he asked. I’ll email you the link I said.Follow @lafemmeroar