Ever find yourself in the situation where one bad thing sets off a chain of events all consisting of bad things? Most of my bad things are trivial but had I blogged about it the day it all went down, you would have thought someone ran over my dog.
Wednesday night – my temporary crown popped out. Lesson? When your dentist tells you to floss a specific way so as to not accidentally pop your crown out, you should listen to him. In a panic, I tried to shove the temporary crown back into place thinking the glue would somehow magically stick again but sadly – my plan didn’t really work out.
Being completely flustered from the tooth incident and the change in my Thursday morning workouts (thanks to p90x) caused me to be in a state of complete anxiety. Thursdays workout is 90 minutes of yoga. Relaxing, right? I obsessed over the time and figuring out if I’d have enough time to run 2 miles before work, getting a dental visit AND finishing all the stupid work I have to do. Stupid job.
In my anxious state, I failed to realize that the cap to my Sigg water bottle wasn’t completely in place. I didn’t realize this until I got to my desk at work and noticed that my purse was damp.
Rewind – I rushed to the gym to run 2 miles but my anxiety completely handicapped me and I thought my heart was going to explode. How do people work out when they’re stressed?
Fast forward to damp purse – I emptied all of my contents on to my desk to dry out. I noticed that my 80 GB iPod had a few droplets but it didn’t seem water damaged. Can you guess where I’m going with this?
I tried to turn on the stupid iPod and a giant red X appeared on the screen. I was hoping that it was going to eventually go away when everything dried. Nope.
No biggie – I purchased the Apple Care extended warranty. Surely this covers ‘incidents’. Nope.
Public Service Announcement! iPods are all created with a built-in sensor (this happened to be in the headphone jack) that changes color at the first contact with water. It instantly voids the warranty.
The bloodsuckers at Apple basically told me to buy a new iPod or f off. I am now dependent on this stupid iPod so… I bought it. The bad news? The 80 GB iPod FROM DECEMBER 2007 is “old technology”. OLD?! My options? A 120 GB iPod for $249 or an 8 GB iTouch $299. I still don’t understand the point of the iTouch. And I hate Apple.
My Apple Care warranty that was voided after only being in effect for less than 2 months? The Apple folks said I could get the money pro-rated back to my account. Several phone calls and an hour of being on hold… I got my damn money back.
I hate Apple and I hate how reliant I’ve become on technology. Ugh.