"Excuse me that's my phone, not a store demo"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shikaka, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Shikaka macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    #1
    Anybody else fearing the dozens of coworkers asking to fondle your new phone on Friday? I know some people like the attention, but I just want to enjoy my phone in peace. I tend to baby my stuff and can't stand grubby hands carelessly fumbling with my pristine iPhone.

    I already have a feeling that by the end of the day Friday, my phone is going to be tainted with stupid office photos, random outgoing calls and smudges from greasy faces.

    I feel like calling in sick...
     
  2. jamets515 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Location:
    Gloucester, UK
    #2
    But then how does Apple get their free advertising from you??? :eek:
     
  3. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Location:
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    #3
    Hmmmm your life sounds really tough..... how about you DON'T show anyone and they won't "taint" your phone.

    Is this really an issue for you? If it is may I suggest you re-prioritize your life and worry about more important issues... it's a phone after all.
     
  4. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #4
    Never really bothered me. Most people I know are respectful enough to not damage it or use it with dirty hands. So I don't mind letting them play around a bit
     
  5. eleite macrumors regular

    eleite

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    #5
    Rule #1 of the early adopters club, don't advertise.
     
  6. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

    itsmemuffins

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #6
    Why would you hand your phone over? I know I wouldn't.
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #7
    Good grief. Keep you toy in your pocket.

    What are schools doing to our youth these days?
     
  8. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    #8
    Just say

    "no because if you drop it you won't pay for it/any damage"

    they will reply "I won't drop it"

    you reply "that wasn't what I said/asked"

    end of conversation, ball firmly in their court.

    Tried and developed over time when people at cash tills or service points wanted to hold my iPhone to scan something.


    I prefer to say pay for it meaning the whole value of the device. I sometimes add the full retail price when saying this. "no cause you won't pay for it if you drop it, this is £800"
     
  9. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

    phobic99

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    #9
    Just when you thought these threads couldn't get any more ridiculous.

    Thanks OP.
     
  10. Texxy macrumors 6502

    Texxy

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    #10
    I am going to a wedding that exact night and am DREADING it! I don't even want to take out my phone haha.
     
  11. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Location:
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    #11
    Oh I'd be willing to be this is the tip of the iceberg. Wait until thursday night/early friday Am... that's when the real show starts.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #12
    When the iPhone 4 came out, I had my phone on the table this guy walks over, without asking, picks up my phone and starts playing with it. I didn't realize this at this point. Then he asks me if I know why the text messages are all in English!

    I definitely wasn't happy!
     
  13. dancingqueen83 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    #13
    Show and tell.
     
  14. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #14
    Do you really think that the whole world is waiting to see you phone? Most people on earth have no idea that there is a new iPhone.
     
  15. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

    phobic99

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    #15
    You're dreading going to a wedding because you don't want people to notice you have a new iPhone?

    I wish I had your life. :(
     
  16. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

    itsmemuffins

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #16
    It's the retardening. Happens every year.
     
  17. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

    The-Real-Deal82

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #17
    I don't have this sort of problem because I don't hand my phone over to people to look at, much like I don't hand my leather wallet over for people to go through all my cards.

    I will happily demo it myself, however nobody will be playing with it. :)
     
  18. Maetzle macrumors regular

    Maetzle

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2014
    Location:
    Austria
    #18
    Keep your phone in your pocket, use it when you are by yourself like on a bathroom break.

    But I guess some people need the attention...
     
  19. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

    Steve121178

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Location:
    Bedfordshire, UK
    #19
    So don't tell them you have it! Simple.
     
  20. Shikaka thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    #20
    I've been carrying my iPhone 6+ wood mock-up to work with me everyday for the past week; practicing how to covertly retrieve it from my pocket to make phone calls.

    I don't think I'll have any problems flying under the radar. At least until a few other ppl get their phones next month.
     
  21. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

    Steve121178

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Location:
    Bedfordshire, UK
    #21
    Oh I see, this is not a serious thread.
     
  22. F123D macrumors 68040

    F123D

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Del Mar, CA
    #22
    Yet there are actual iPhone users who think and feel this way.
     
  23. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #23
    lmao, that's what I thought.

    It's like the thread I saw on here yesterday.. about someone fearing getting jumped/robbed from leaving the store with their new iPhone6... seriously?!? Not to say it's an impossible scenario, but c'mon man..

    Having that kind of attitude probably makes you a target for lowlife individuals like that..
     
  24. Henke macrumors member

    Henke

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    #24
    Its a phone,not my life savings. Its a bit like not wanting anyone to sit on your car seats,its really not something anyone should contemplate over inmo.
     
  25. iMatt. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Location:
    London, England
    #25
    If that was the case, he wouldn't have ordered one for launch day. He wants to be one of the first to get it, in order to show off and have a sense of superiority, yet doesn't want people to touch it? Maybe he should sit on his gold throne and let his co-workers worship his feet.
     

Share This Page