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Google, You Led Me Astray!

I decided this weekend I needed to bite the bullet and get a new cell phone, but virtuously put it off until a couple of writing deadlines had passed (and stories submitted). So, today after work I looked up a close Verizon store, wrote down the address, and called them to check their hours. I told the cheerful, friendly (and doubtless cute) young man on the phone I'd see him soon.

Then I turned the computer off and drove to that address, or at least, the whereabouts of that address. More or less. I drove around for a while looking for it and finally parked and went into the copy shop that was north of the closest address to the south of where the store was supposed to be. Of course, the address on the copy store was based on the cross-street.

That's right. Not only was the store not there--the address wasn't even there.

Naturally, I had neglected to write down the phone number I called. The copy shop only offered internet at $2 per 15 minutes, so I couldn't look it up and call the (probably) cute young man back. They did, however, loan me their paper phone book, which had no such listing. I called a Verizon store listed there, and talked to different, less cheerful fellow, who never heard of the address I had and said I could drive quite a ways to find any of several different stores.

By this time I was hungry and almost out of gas. Right. I headed home, stopping at a gas station on the way.

So here I sit, still with only a partially functional cell phone whose battery is draining like a sieve and no working blue tooth. And I didn't get to meet the (maybe) cute salesman. But at least I'm home where I can go make some food.

Today, I had to choose between being Deirdre of Borg or Deirdre who gets yummy food. But soon, I am determined, I will have my figurative cake and eat too!

Hmm...that would be a better joke if the LG Chocolate wasn't pretty much obsolete by now.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 4th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
I need to get one for David and I hate shopping for stuff like that.
May. 4th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
I just feel chronically short of time to do things I care a lot about, like writing and art. I care about _having_ a cool and useful and working-well cell phone. I don't hate the idea of shopping for one, but I really want to be doing other things!
May. 4th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
*purrrs comfortingly*

That sounds quite peculiar! Maybe you need a phone with GPS navigation built in. >_> (sly wynx)
May. 4th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't have helped. I was where the address should have been. Maybe the Google I accessed was leaking from an alternate universe.
May. 4th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I knew we were taking the quantum computing a bit too far. >_>
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May. 5th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
lol - I have done the same thing and I had a GPS!! I've threatened to run said GPS over many times :) Good luck on getting a new phone!!
May. 5th, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Speaking of which, I should be running!
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