Late Sunday night I made an online appointment to go to the Genius Bar at the Apple store because my keyboard had begun to crack along the bottom. Honestly, I thought it was something I had done but then, while I was in the Dominican, my roommate Keely informed me that her Mac did the same thing and they replaced it for her free of charge.
So I lovingly cleaned my Macbook so it would look presentable for the Geniuses and brought it into the store at approximately 10:30 a.m. while wearing an outfit that would hopefully make me look smart.
The good news is they were more than happy to replace my keyboard. The bad news is it will be 48 hours before I get my Macbook back.
Here’s where I have to ask why it takes a group of self-proclaimed Geniuses two days to undo some screws and attach a new keyboard.
And I mean that in the most loving, supportive way possible.
The problem is that our PC crashed last month and the Macbook is the only computer we own. I’m not sure what happened to the PC, but it probably has something to do with the fact that we never updated any of the software and continued to use it even when the fan quit working and alarms went off to let us know it was VERY HOT. EXTREMELY HOT.
But, really, what’s so important about a fire hazard when you need to check email?
I sweetly explained to my Genius that I “write some stuff on the computer” and it will be “really difficult” for me to be without a computer for 48 hours and if they could get it done any sooner (LIKE TODAY!) that would be so great and I would sing the praises of Apple forever.
Basically I went with the theory that you catch more flies with honey, but if they don’t have my Macbook up and ready to go in two days I will then have to attempt to catch flies with a tantrum and threats of a panic attack right in the midst of all the sleek Apple paraphernalia.
Oh, and the only reason I’m able to tell y’all this is because I have taken my sad, computer-addicted self over to Gulley’s to borrow her computer.
This may even inspire me to put pen to paper and do some old-fashioned journaling. But probably not.
It’s more likely that I will just continue to twitch until my Genius calls to let me know my computer is ready.