I became old yesterday. Or maybe I just noticed it.
LD and I went to the mall together and looked at laptops as mine had finally died after giving me over six years of loyal service. The manufacturer would no longer sell me an extended warranty and I had no choice but to purchase a new computer.
I have to admit I am lost in the computer department. It’s not that I’m incapable of learning. It’s that I am just not that interested in learning about computers, nor in the talk of how many RAMs or processors, etc. DDSO was very much interested in all those details. For my last purchase, I allowed him to do the research and make recommendations. He enjoyed it, I had no interest in the fine details, letting him take over was a gift to both of us!
This time around though, no help from DDSO. And the landscape has changed since my last purchase. Laptop? Ultrabook? Tablet? No idea. (Well, yes an idea that I did not want a tablet – too small and maybe not enough disk space.)
We went to Best Buy and Chris helped us. After answering his questions so he could understand my needs, he took us over to the display and made some recommendations. After listening to him, I asked the important question. Would you recommend this to your mother?
He said yes.
Do you love your mother?
He said yes.
And he explained that his mother has everything in this brand because it’s what he recommends. Then he took me over to the latest model of the same brand and told me, “and this is what I’m going to get now that it’s available.” He added, “this time I said I’m going to get it, not my mother.”
So I got the same one.
“Is that what you would recommend to your mother?” Oh my! When did these people get so young?