Friday, April 25

Visiting the Apple Vet

This week, my computer became possessed, the trackpad refused to move the pointer at all and when I plugged in a mouse the demon inside the computer flung the pointer around, dragging away screens I asked for, while screens I didn't want to see came up shuddered and laughed at me then disappeared.

You can only make an appointment to see a Genius* via their website and the computer-demon wasn't going to allow that so I trudged into town and waited in line to make an appointment, I went away and came back again four hours later and stood with all the other worried people stroking their broken Applepets.  The Genius* did stethascop-ey things, made sympathetic noises and said

we'll keep him in overnight for observation

I went home feeling anxious - were they going to phone and say

we can't mend this one, why not get a new, more reliable Applepet - one that makes toast

But they didn't, they phoned to say

your Applepet is better now

I've just collected him and he's got a whole new shiny keyboard - one that keeps licking my fingers and wanting to go for walks.




*Applespeak

7 comments:

  1. Maybe you should get another Applepet as company for the older Applepet... they will be more appreciative of you if they have to compete for your attention.
    Sx

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    1. Every time I look in the window of the Applepet shop I want to bring all of them home with me.

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  2. "A goodly apple, rotten at the heart."
    The Merchant of Venice Act I, Scene III
    William Shakespeare (maybe)

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    1. I am hoping this one is truly exorcised

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  3. We're a five Applepet family (all two of us) and I can confirm that this works satisfactorily.

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    1. They have a tendency to multiply - I'm having mine sterilised

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  4. Oh, bother! I've been overseas and only just read this so I might be too late, but...if you don't have your Applepets sterilised, could I please have one?

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