I just discovered Sour N Sweet, a silly little blog with a bunch of silly little stories.
I am sick. The kind of sick that makes the thought of consuming anything other than ginger ale and Jell-O a scary proposition. With our household’s Jell-O supply depleted last week by the previous host to the virus now cooling its heels in my stomach, I mustered all of my energy to go buy more. Only problem: the closest grocery store was Whole Foods. If you want to blow a Whole Foods employee’s mind, ask them where the Jell-O is.
Here’s a gripe I can sympathize with:
The money quote to me is this one from a Verizon Wireless VP:
“They [Apple] would have been stepping in between us and our customers to the point where we would have almost had to take a back seat … on hardware and service support,”
To me, that reads, “They would have been stepping between us and our customers to the point where we would have almost had to forgo making money off ringtones, music and getting pictures off phones.”
They may make a big deal about how their network is the best (and I can give them some leeway because of it) – but they disable the full features of most of their phones, like the ability to exchange files with your computer so that you can see those crappy phonecam pics on a screen that you don’t have to squint to see or customize it to your own specifications. Well, you tecnically can, but only if you pay Verizon for the privilege.
Then there’s this:
A Note to the Man Who Talked to Me at Kinko’s
Thank you for asking me if I was finished with my work station, telling me you needed to laminate something there if I was. I was already on my way out the door, but I paused a second to say it was all yours.
With that I was out the door, and started across the street crosswalk. I didn’t even see it coming. A maroon car zipped around a corner without seeing me. As it zoomed an inch by me, I couldn’t help thinking a second would have made all the difference. A second earlier and I could have been road kill. Nuts.
So thanks Mr. Kinkos Stranger, I might owe you my life.
Also, the photography is beautiful. Check it out.