You know when your friend is about to make a poor choice in life, and you find yourself in this really awkward position of either telling them that they are about to initiate armageddon or just letting them screw up Heaven and Earth?
I make this sound like my friends work for the UN. Not even close.
Basically it went like this:
“Jessica, I’m thinking of buying a new laptop. What do you think about this one?”
“What are you looking to do with it?”
“What do you mean ‘do’ with it? Computer stuff.”
See, I should have just backed out of the conversation right then, but curiosity got the better of me.
“Yeah, but I mean is it just personal use, or edit on it?”
Both? What the shit kind of answer is that?!
“Just get a Mac. Not the Air.”
“Those are really expensive for just internet stuff.”
“What the fuck happened to all that ‘both’ mess you were just talking about?”
Here’s the thing - I DON’T CARE WHAT KIND OF LAPTOP YOU HAVE. I mean, I just don’t, so I’m perfectly content in you getting whatever you want. Just please don’t make me participate in this ridiculous charade.
But then Friend says:
“I think I’m just going to go with the Sony...”
I know! I just said that I didn’t care, but no...not the Sony. Buy their cameras, TVs, hell laserdiscs, but NOT their piece of bullshit laptops.
Do you even remember laserdiscs? Well, it was Sony’s second worst product invention ever. Right behind their laptops. As an aside - the first time I ever say Star Wars was on laserdisc. My dad always nerded out pretty swell-like back in the day.
Anyway...now she has a Sony laptop. I give it 4 months to crippling slowdown status. Check back late August to see if my friend is losing her shit because she’s about to start med school with a ‘Slowny.’