Funny MBP story...

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  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I work for an educational reseller, and a student came to get a MBP a few weeks ago. The government pays for it through a studies grant.

    Anyway, in passing, when the guy ordered it he told me he had ADD.

    He comes back FURIOUS that his MBP has the whine, and its driving him nuts! He flipped on us when we told him he couldn't return it, then flipped on Apple about their policy. Finally we got it all sorted out, and the guy is never to call Apple for anything ever again.

    Edit:

    I guess the punchline is that a MacBook drove an already 'crazy' person even more crazy!

    Note: I am a psychology major, and am in no way meaning to poke fun at the person or the disorder.
     
  2. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Wow did he actually agree to that? :confused: :eek:
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Oh...that's apparently the end of the story. I was waiting for the funny part...
     
  4. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. sel1965 macrumors member

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    Come on where's the puch line? There has to be more to this story.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think that lamina left out that the guy always wears a duck costume. Or that he was 103, naked, and on stilts. Or that he had a "I'm deaf and I love Apple" tattoo on his forehead.

    Or something. There must be something else.
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    He was whining about the MBP whine, which drove his ADD self more nuts than usual.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is a story about Mad Jew? :eek: :eek:
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I could see that bothering someone with OCD, but ADD?
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, no, it isn't normally a part of the disorder. But there is a high comorbidity of anger management problems with ADHD... But usually that has to do with things like space cadeting while people are talking to you and suddenly thinking someone insulted you. I don't really think fan noise should be particularly bothersome to someone with ADHD. But I'm not qualified to render an independent opinion...yet. ;)
     
  11. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Well, the reason the story is not funny is because it's not funny when you make fun of people with disabilities. Least without having some kind of irony in the story...but even then your pushing it. Now if he would have told a story about someone who was vision challenged (politically correct) returning a ACD because of a few stuck pixels.... that might have created a chuckle or two.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My problems go way beyond mere ADD. :D
     
  13. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I thought it was rather funny. You should of told him to just open comic life. work every time.
     
  14. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    I've never got this. Why do people wih such disorders such as ADD or ADHD get grants like this?

    It does not benifit them in anyway. Just seems not to be fair.
     
  15. DeeJay Dan macrumors member

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    Personally I get extremely pissed off if I buy something and it doesn't work as it should. Just ask the last car dealer that sold me a lemon!

    When you pay over a grand for something it should work as promised out of the box. Not have this issue, that issue. When of the things I hear around MR is it's a REV A problem. Why bring something to market if 20-30% or even 5-10% of the units are going to have problems?

    I've personally bought 3 PCs and helped buy 3 others. I can say I only had a bad experince with my first one. After a week the OEM keyboard went cafluey after a call to the company a new KB was over nighted to me. With the first one, I had a set of speakers die on me within 24 hours in all fairness that was my fault because I bought the cheapest set I could get. I went back to the store the next day and exchanged them.

    Personally drive whine is something I could live with my PC's fan sounds like an aircraft carrier when I run intensive stuff. I've seen a few threads about display problems and logic board crashes that I wouldn't put up with.
     

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