argh! kicking myself: missed the photo op of a LIFETIME

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  1. gregjp48 macrumors regular

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    Oh, man. I was in the apple store on Fifth Avenue in NY today, and

    There was this drunk hobo passed out at one of the imacs

    PRICELESS!

    Too bad I had no camera on me, ugh.
     
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    You should've picked up a Macbook/Pro and used the iSight camera!
     
  3. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    i whould have go a mac book pro and took a picture
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think that you should have done this also, or at least found another store nearby and bought a cheap camera.
     
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    So you'd invade a vulnerable and possibly mentally-ill homeless person's privacy for your own amusement and the amusement of others?
     
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    Probably for the best. You wouldn't want to embarrass yourself now would you?
     
  8. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    I think so.

    If I were a drunk hobo, i would steal a UPS truck and open all the packages!

    But im not.....
    Blah!
     
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    Yeah, thats pretty much how us normal people do it.:D :p ;)
     
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    I wouldn't exactly call the iMac displays at the Fifth Ave Apple Store private. Had he been in the restrooms, that would've been a different story.
     
  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    For those of you who think this is amusing, next time you're down and out and on the streets, dealing with a substance abuse problem, probably unwashed and filthy, and regardless of wherever you are taking some rest, I hope you get a crowd of snap-happy preppies taking pictures of you for fun and hysterical laughs.
     
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    Thank you.

    I hate walking downtown late at night, feeling like crap, looking like crap, no money, out of pills.....

    AND EVERYONE STARES. :mad:

    Its no joke. People dont understand.
    I think i will double my seroquel tonight.
     
  14. baseballman1243 macrumors member

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    Wow that place is usually crowded, I sure that guy was led out in about a minute.
     
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    He actually got into the shop? Whenever I pass the Apple Store there usually 1-3 security looking guys stood outside.

    If he was an addict or whatever then so? He made his choice long ago. That choice came with ridicule from peers, those on the same drugs or stone cold sober.

    We have a guy here called Tin Can Tom who patrols a mile long road every day picking up litter. He lost it years ago. My last talk with him turned into a "government is after me" kinda discussion. Poor guy really but he's doing no harm.
     
  16. gregjp48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry it's just funny
    drunken homeless man comes in to apple store to check his email on a 24 inch imac and passes out over the keyboard

    not to mention i hate the people who come and use the 24 inch imac just to go on myspace (and safari window at full screen no doubt (with white space on teh sides, as the myspace webpages can't take up more than 800pixels) makes me want to yell at them

    the geniuses were hysterical

    I tol dthem, I want to try out aperture performance on teh imac, but a man sorta passed out on it....

    his problem isn't what's funny
    it's that i actually saw an imac user passout on teh keyboard

    could be a new apple ad campaign...
     
  17. gregjp48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    didn't have my wits about me :(
    but that would be difficult (maybe it apple made the built in isight swivel.... XD) or if they still had the external ones on display
     
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    We have very different senses of humor.
     
  19. gregjp48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i guess what makes it funny to me is
    what are the odds, and the circumstances
    the people around him didn't even seem to notice
    The geniuses and I were trying not to smile

    again his problems aren't funny, it's the circumstances

    unless of course he didn't pass out, and just decided it was a nice time to take a nap, in which case, it's even more funny.

    Kind of scary actually now that I think about it
     
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    The disturbing thing to me is imagining his drool collecting beneath the keys. :(
     
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    This man made his decisions long ago to take this path, I have no sympathy for him.

    As for finding it funny, I'm not sure about that, I would rather be annoyed than amused.

    I don't care what sort of excuses people come up with, your life is in your own hands and if you want to do something with it then it is within your power to do it. If you choose to become a waste of a man then that's your choice, and you have to be prepared to face the consequences of your decisions.
     
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    Which include merciless derision on MR.
     
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    Creepy...:)
     
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    If this happens to be your photo op of a lifetime then I'm sorry.
     
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