Old Lady at the Mall

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  1. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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    I've needed to get my wife an iPhone 6 as she's using an old iPhone that no longer works well.

    Go online today in the morning and reserve an iPhone 6 for pickup between 2 and 3pm at the Apple Store. Here in Canada we can reserve online and then pay in store. Very easy assuming you can find stock.

    Get to the mall at 2:15pm and happen to be the only one in the reservation line outside the store. Within minutes there's a few others behind me. Literally at 2:20pm an older couple walks by and in a disgusted voice the lady says to her husband loud enough that we can hear, "these people are obsessed waiting like this".

    So I challeneged her to physical combat. Lol just kidding. But I went in the store 5 minutes later and was back in my car at 2:30pm. Very easy experience to be honest. I still remember the iPhone 4 launch. It was a disaster at the store I was at. Still wake up with cold sweats thinking about it.
     
  2. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry for your experience. Listen, do you need anything? Are you okay? Remember, you have a lot to live for!
     
  3. aprofetto8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just need some time for this wound to become a scar.
     
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    So an old lady was being an old lady.

    That's the point of this thread right? :confused:
     
  5. aprofetto8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not really sure what the point of it was to be honest.
     
  6. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    Your response could have been:
    Bet there was a bigger line when you bought your horse and buggy.
    Bet there was a bigger line when you were getting on the Titanic.
    Bet there was a bigger line when you were crossing the Atlantic with Columbus.
    Bet there was a bigger line........ :D:D:D
     
  7. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    Any thread with a title of "Old Lady at the Mall" is a must read.
     
  8. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    When you're her age you'll be saying the same. That's the part you don't know about.
     
  9. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Would have been hilarious if you challenged her and she pulled your maple leaf jersey over your head and started throwing handlers haymakers.
     
  10. usmaak macrumors regular

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    Now that's FUNNY. Really can't stop laughing! :D:D
     
  11. cornerexit macrumors regular

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    I would have said "old ladies can be haggard bitches!" :D
     
  12. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    I'm 50. When I went to pick up my pre-order on launch day a very "mainstream" looking woman (likely a decade younger than me) stopped me on the way to the pick-up line and said "What's going on with this crazy line??" and I go "It's the annual iPhone launch." to which she replies "Wow. Kids these days. Crazy, right?" and I said "Yeah, it's real crazy." and then proceeded to walk into the store and get my phone. There were two people in front of me in the pre-order line. The walk-in line was out the door and around the block.

    Moral? Age has nothing to do with it. Some people will get tech obsession and some won't.
     
  13. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Classy stuff...

    Make sure the kids are around too when you yell it out!
     
  14. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    I'm curious to know what the OP thinks constitutes an "old lady." My money is on a woman who's over 35 but under 50.
     
  15. aprofetto8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    She was in her 70s.

    The thread was not meant to be offensive. Perhaps the term old lady was offensive though so my apologies.

    I laughed when it actually happened. We do look funny lined up outside the Apple Store more than a week after the launch.

    I'm sorry if this became an old generation vs younger generation topic. Not my intention. I really just wanted to share my experience. Perhaps I shohld've articulated better.
     
  16. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    Used an old lady for click bait. Not even any pictures.
     
  17. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I'm sick of old being taken as a negative. Nothing wrong with saying old lady (though I'd say old woman) if she was old. Nothing wrong with being old. :)

    (No I'm not old yet. I'm 40, and hope to get to be old.)
     
  18. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    This thread would've been a lot more interesting had OP actually challenged her to physical combat. "I demand satisfaction!"
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Please understand the the old have a right to have different opionins than you. Believe it or not, you WILL get old one day.
     
  20. aprofetto8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol I don't disagree with you. Most people won't share the same side of my opinions regardless of their age. But I still don't think that's the point of this thread if that's what you're trying to say.
     
  21. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Win.
     
  22. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I'm an old lady and I got up at 3 am to pre-order my phone for launch day.
     
  23. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    How old are you? Curious as to what you consider 'old'.
     
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