bought the iPhone 5,and magically, with a little yelling and screaming, she managed to learn how to use the thing. Imagine that.
I went to the immigration department a while back to get my reentry permit for my trip to Singapore. Afterwards, I went over to The Mall Bangkapi to run some errands. I needed to pick up a box of creamer, some Sweet-N-Lo, and a couple other things from the grocery. For the past couple of months I have been contemplating buying another external hard drive so I wanted to check one out too. I currently have 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB drives but two of the three are going bad and I'm getting errors more often. Better to buy a new one.
Anyway...I walk in to the IT Center where the external hard drives are sold. Only, I can't seem to find anyone to help me. I walk over to the cash register 50 feet away from where I was, and ask the cashier to get me some help. She calls a girl over from the pen department (who is not using her phone), and asks her to find the girl in the IT Center. We walk over, and lo and behold, crouched down and hiding behind a little shelf is the sales clerk. As if nothing were wrong, she gets up and says, "Yes? What do you need?"
Now I could care less if she wants to play on her phone. But when I need help, that's a different story.
So I asked her, "Are you finished on your phone? Can you help me with hard drives?"
Mind you, she had an attitude because I dare ask her for assistance while she is on her phone. Tough shit. Yesterday I saw the same girl in the IT Center, on the phone (she's in the video below) and I stopped her and asked, "Do you ever work or do you just play on your phone?"
At first, she hemmed and hawed that she wasn't doing anything. But then I told her, "You're on the video playing with it, don't lie." Finally, she said, "When there's no customers, what am I supposed to do? There's nothing to do and I'm bored." I would think her supervisor, or her supervisor's supervisor might think otherwise, but then again, they might be on their phones.
My wife, who works a sales executive, is also constantly on the phone. It seems someone is always texting or calling her or sending a Line message. When we watch movies, she will try to watch the movie while doing whatever she does on the phone. I created a monster. Well...when we watch a movie now, if she gets on the phone, I shut the movie off. I refuse to turn it back on until she puts the phone away. The kids get upset with her and that always does the trick. In addition, I had to make a rule that after 9 o'clock, the phone is OFF. If I see her on it after 9, she gets yelled at. I guess that's a small price to pay to play on an electronic gadget. She better hope I never buy a Sony Playstation.
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