Twas two days after Christmas, And all through the house Only one sound could be heard: The click click of a mouse. The offerings were displayed On the monitor with glee. There were so many brand new Mac Pros there for me. A 4-core a 6-core, And 8-core, even twelve. The black trash can o fun left my G5 to be shelved. Terraflop vid cards Of custom design. I wanted it now Dare not waste anymore time. A new Final Cut station, On a made-to-order rig. A six-core was chosen, With flash memory 265 Gig. Add two D700 cards For editorial tasks, Like rendering whilst editing, Using motion mattes and masks. Credit card, expiration, Shipping address, security pin. I quickly hit confirm Before the price made my head spin. And then my jaw dropped I was stunned by the news, The ship-to date listed Had me all kinds of confused! I didnt know the wait Was already legendary It wouldnt be delivered Until sometime February. I had little choice Used FCP for years I needed a new Pro machine. But this nearly drove me to tears January passed quickly, And on February 4th, Received a note from ol Apple Expect your Mac Pro henceforth Its been quite a challenge To get these orders done But we promise that in February Your new Mac will come. Valentines day passed My heart ached, it was broken. No update from Apple. Not a word, nothing spoken. Then, three days later Came an email confirming "Delivery in February Cause the factorys churnin." Then nothing but silence From Cupertino town Not a peep from ol Apple As the month wound itself down The Fates were in charge, There was no cause to fight them, As the online store kept showing Just the status: Processing Item. And then on the last hour Of month number two I checked one more time If the orderd gone through. No such luck As the clock rounded to March. Mouth foaming with fury As if filled up with starch They Lied! Apple lied! Theres just no way to save This sullied reputation - Steve Jobs flipped in his grave! And then, just like that It turned into March first. When it comes to decisions This one was the worst. Lost clients, lost projects Another payday gone lost Just adds more frustration To the price of the cost. Too late to change now, But its easy to see Next time I upgrade Maybe Adobe and a PC?