Monday, August 29, 2011

The Best Buy Story

For the people that follow me on Facebook, they saw this video I posted of me buying this new camera from Best Buy. I spoke about going over to Best Buy for the first time in my life. I said that it was something that I never expected to happen. Now I am going to to tell you guys exactly what happened.

A friend of mine was going to another city for business. Let's call him Jack. Jack has been using the desktop all of his life. He is still adjusting to the computers, even though it is the 21st century. I have been doing my best to bring him up to date. Technology is changing all over again. People are beginning to move over to the IPADS and he hasn't even used a laptop yet.

So when Jack found out that he had to go on a business trip, I was one of two people he called to get some help on finding a laptop that was suitable for him. I have never been to a Best Buy before. I considered it an opportunity to help each other out.

We arrived at Best Buy and I was incredibly shocked at what I saw. It was five times not what I was expecting. The store looked beautiful. There was a moment when I wanted to live in there forever. Jack and I walked over to the computers and found a wide variety of computers. Every brand I knew or didn't knew about were right there in front of me. I was so excited.

We called on one of the people working there to help us out. This man was incredibly intelligent on all the brands. He knew their history stemming back from the time when computers were first created. He admitted to us that he owns at least five different computers at his house. Too much information? I don't think so. I was loving the whole conversation.

While we were talking, Jack kept calling his other friend in order to help him out with what computer was best for him. Whenever he didn't understand something, he would be back on the phone with his friend five minutes later. His phone conversations would last for ten minutes at least. I was a little frustrated but I let it go. I am the most patient you could be around.

Eventually, he finally stopped calling his friend and picked a computer he thought would be suitable for him. I was breathing for air behind his back. We were finally going to be able to buy this computer and then help me go find a camera. Since I am already on the technology band wagon, I could get a camera in just five minutes. I am turning twenty very soon. So I needed to show people the new me. My style is changing a lot, and I want to share it with all of my friends.

We made it to the cash register and the phone cycle continued. Jack and the woman working there was having a conversation about the insurance the computer contains. I'm not really someone who counts on insurance. I was taught to always pay things upfront. But Jack loved insurance. He took every insurance opportunity he got. Never once did he say "Can I have my insurance money back?"

Minutes later, he called his friend again and they were on the phone for fifteen minutes talking about insurance. I laid my back on the chair while talking to this guy who was buying blue-ray DVDs, and an Apple Pro computer. There were moments when I wanted to grab that phone and crush it with my foot. His conversations were driving me crazy. Eventually, he bought the computer, I bought my camera, and we walked out of there quickly. That was my first time ever going to Best Buy.

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