Work was smooth. Especially given that most people opted to work from home or take the day off. I created a list of things to do after I left the office. Oh, the best laid plans…
I decided to check out what was going on with my iPod nano. I bought some new headphones, hoping that was the issue (muffled sound). No such luck. I take it to the Apple store. Because I’ve never been before, I didn’t realize that I’d need to make an appointment. So, I make an appointment and went to Banana Republic to burn some time. I return and get half-ass news, I should try to restore my nano, if not it’s the hardware. Translation, I’ll need to buy a new one.
I go to Kohl’s to buy a Timex Ironman, they’re 25% off. I get there, and they have crappy versions I don’t want. I head to my office, to get my dongle to try to “restore” my nano. I spent a great deal of time on that to find out it was the hardware. I decide to purchase a shuffle. All I do is shuffle the songs anyway…
Go to Wal-Mart despite their HR issues. They didn’t have any. They told me their was a 2-week back order. I go to Target, they’re none in the case, so I don’t even ask. I call Wal-Mart in a neighboring city and there are two on the same road. I go to the one closest to me and once inside, I have a feeling it’s the wrong one. They didn’t have any Shuffles in the display case. I find an employee and ask her for the physical address. I’m at the wrong one.
I look at my phone (no watch!) and realize it’s 9:50. A part of me is paranoid that the Wal-Mart with the Shuffles will close at 10. I go anyway, and they’re still open. And they have Shuffles.
You’re probably wondering why I didn’t just buy another Nano. I’m cheap. No need to put that kind of money into an electronic device if it’s not going to function after 2.5 years. Why did I need an mp3 player so urgently, I need it to run. It keeps me amped. Why Apple, I want to use my iTunes.
As I jokingly tell my coworkers, “Don’t judge me!”