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Monday, September 26, 2011

It's true...I am guilty of sterotyping and I admit it

This weekend I had to visit the Apple store as my iPhone decided to stop picking up wifi. It would find a weak signal at home, but it couldn't find anything else. Nothing. Nada.

I realized that I was in for a long wait when I got there at 11:20 and the first available appointment was 12:40. When I returned and was still sitting there at 1 p.m, I started to get a little frustrated.

All around me were people with various problems. Their home button wouldn't work, their microphone wouldn't work, their screens were broke, their phones got wet. I sat patiently watching as 20 something year old techs helped person after person.

I couldn't wait for one of these young tech savy boys to fix my phone.

But they didn't. Flo did.

When my name was called by a much older woman, I caught myself thinking "What can she possibly know about my phone?"

Great. This is gonna be a waste of time.

Flo took the sterotype I didn't even realize I had and shattered it. After some quick diagnostics remenicent of Star Trek she came to the conclusion that the wifi wire was likely loose.

She took the phone, operated on it and brought it back to me like new.

In short, I love Flo...who says great techs can't have gray hair?

7 random thoughts:

David Allen Waters said...

you say flo and I instantly think "kiss my gritts" lol(mels diner)

hugs

Jenny Girl said...

You're not alone. I would have thought the same thing :)

becca said...

how awesome and way to go FLO

Pat said...

I immediately thought the same thing David did, Flo said, YOU CAN KISS MY GRITS. But you are probably too young to remember that show!

Kristie Maynard said...

I think we all have some kind of stereotyping thing goin' on. I have found that I will tend to think someone older knows more about crafting, scrapbooking or sewing and then find out that "Grandma" doesn't even know how to thread a needle or doesn't know how to cut a straight line. Works both ways I guess.
Go Flo!

Jenners said...

Yeah Flo!! Gray haired ladies with savvy tech skills rock!

septembermom said...

I'm thinking Kiss my grits too!

Go Flo!

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