A poem. For Apple.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by madgremlin, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. madgremlin macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
    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 didn’t know the wait
    Was already legendary
    It wouldn’t 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

    It’s 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 factory’s 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 order’d 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!
    There’s 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?
  2. TjeuV macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    Very nicely written and I feel your pain! Had to go through the two months waiting time as well but I can tell it's worth the wait (but def. not 3 months :/, ask for some kind of compensation, maybe a keyboard?)
  3. Stephent macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    This is the best response yet to the wait yet. So many blowhards that you know just abused the CS rep they talked to. The measured humor in this is refreshing. Great job. You should sent it to Tim Cook. I'm worried now though. Ordered mine mere hours after it slipped to a March delivery. Will be an interesting test case to see just how far behind they have fallen on costume orders.
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    I feel really fortunate that mine (ordered on the first day) arrived January 17th.

    Because I suck at poetry.
  5. Mac Gus macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2013
    New York City
    Great poem! Loved it. Hope your computer arrives soon!
  6. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
  7. madgremlin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
  8. jeffreyk macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2007
    Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
    Nicely done. My new Mac Pro was supposed to ship February as well. My status is still "Processing Items" on my order status. I hope you and I get our nMP soon. It's a big investment for me (like many others, of course) so when it gets here I just want it to work like advertised. If it does, then the few extra days are no problem as this computer will be used for many years to come. Of course I wish I had it now but no worries as there's nothing I can do but just wait for its arrival.
  9. DigitalVT macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2010
    Likewise, I ordered mid Jan, at which time I was waiting for real life comments from users but realised that I'd be waiting two months for that and another two months for mine to arrive so decided to dive in. Still waiting for mine of which I need to test and then maybe all ok, I need a second machine. It's how I run, unfortunately!! Oh the wait!!!!

  10. Reno Richter macrumors member

    May 31, 2012
    Rats, a simple quick search for poems about windoze or adobe came back with poems about looking out windows and living in adobe huts:mad:

    Great poem or so said the Raven!:D
  11. madgremlin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
    Thanks everyone for the kind words and your support at this *sniffle* difficult time.

    I'll shoot off a haiku when it finally arrives...

    :apple: + :( = :mad:
  12. ClairvoyanceStu macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2014

    This makes me feel that at least I'm not alone in my near manic state. I know my family thinks I'm crazy. They just keep asking, "why can't you just get something else?"

    Were it that simple...:eek:
  13. HD303, Mar 1, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2014

    HD303 macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2006
    Observatory Park
    Great Poem. Good job.

    It really is a shame that Apple has refused to address this situation and left all of us wondering what the heck is going on. Too many orders to fulfill? Doubtful. More likely a glitch in the manufacturing. Transparency should be part of a business culture when it comes to products for their customers. Just level with us. Most likely we will understand.

    I always thought Apple cared just a bit more about their customers than other companies. Obviously, that's not longer the case.
  14. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008

    No sympathy for you.

    In fact, I think your whole poem is utterly ridiculous because of that verse. If you are seriously letting clients whiz by and losing money because you depended on Apple to deliver a computer, you're doing it wrong.

  15. HD303 macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2006
    Observatory Park
    I'll argue this one.

    I have been using an 08 iMac for most of my projects. Technology has changed, i.e., 4k video is becoming fashionable. My iMac cannot handle the file sizes in the timeline my clients want, therefor, I've turned work down. Had I had the capabilities to utilize the nMP due to the processing speeds, etc, then perhaps I could have taken on projects with tight deadlines and delivered them on time.

    for you to say someone is doing their business wrong is utterly ridiculous.
  16. madgremlin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
    Its all good, HD303 - no reason to hate. Being a poem, I took some poetic license in a few places. Although I hate the photo on my poetic license card - it makes me look fat.

    And whoever says Scotts have no sense of humor obviously never met the captain.
  17. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Excellent use of your license. ;) It was an entertaining read. I just hope it's not still relevant by the time next Christmas rolls around. Although, maybe there could be royalties in it for you if it does :)
  18. DiScO197 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
    If this is the case, and all of this be true,
    I ordered just yesterday so what should one do?

    I'm happy to wait for my six core beast, but I'd like it before Christmas, of 2014 at least.

    The status says April, not too far away, but creative ideas seem to be going astray. I'll keep a close eye on this thread for some news, to hopefully remind me, the right item I did choose.

    Now if you don't mind.....:)
  19. madgremlin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
    No new news today on the order at the Apple store, although I am still amused that the page lists it as available February.

    At this rate, I'll get it the same week they announce nMP2 with the Haswell-E cpu.

    I feel like I am stuck in an existentialist play: "Waiting for MacPro". :cool:
  20. djepsilon macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Calgary, AB
    Great poem! I too feel your pain!

    I got the "5-7 business days delay" call on the 27th. However last night my order changed from "Processing item" to "Preparing for shipment"... Yet it still says "available to ship February"... so now I'm slightly confused :confused:

    Has anyone else who got the delay call seen their order status update to an actual estimated ship date in March?

    Such a mess. I feel like emailing T. Cook on this one. SO FREAKING FRUSTRATING! :mad:
  21. wildmac macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2003
    I didn't even get the delay call, allthough Apple claims they did.

    If it wasn't for the software costs and a required switch to Adobe CC, i'd just go PC at this point, and stick to iDevices from Apple.
  22. madgremlin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
    A haiku for the day:

    Spring winds blow me news
    Apple said it shipped today
    I'll know tomorrow
  23. madgremlin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014
    A cold day outside
    Came home; New Mac Pro arrived
    This trash can is quick!
  24. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    Prosumer machine
    Mistaken for workstation
    Glad you're happy though
  25. Stephent macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    In what world is this a prosumer machine? Not for every pro sure, but prosumer not a chance.

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