Where Have All The Hipsters Gone?

Apple Hipsters

Ok. Maybe a redundant question. I don’t hang out in all the regular places on would find a hipster. I don’t write on my laptop in Starbuck’s. I don’t buy new wheels at SkateBoards’R’Us. I don’t buy ironic t-shirts. Period. I write on my laptop, and I buy new wheels – but i don’t buy ironic t-shirts. Anywhoo – this weekend, my MacBook started acting up. Wonky wireless reception, a couple of smudges on the screen, and I bought freakin’ AppleCare (warranty for those of you that don’t know) – and I figured it was time to take advantage, and get some stuff looked at.

And in so doing, I discovered the last Hipster Preservation. The Apple Store. Careful, they will bite. Here, their pretension is allowed to be released in full force – everything from, “The MacBook is a good computer, but then you have to choose white or black…” to “You can fit all the Panic! at the Disco you want on this iPod nano.” In my three hours (yes, three hours) at the Apple Store at Oakbrook – I was asked by the same employee 4 times if I “… had everything I needed, bro?” Yeah, bro. I’m cool. Thanks. Actually, check that. If you could use this brush here, that would be awesome. And it’s 55 degrees outside… would you mind taking that scarf off? Are those glasses prescription or prop? Just curious. I think I’m next up, so I’m just going to inch towards the counter, cool, bro?

Oh yeah – if you want to jump to the head of the line to see a “Genius” at the Apple Store – start surfing porn sites on the 30″ Cinema Display. You’ll get noticed pretty quick.

Apple Hipsters

Ok. Maybe a redundant question. I don’t hang out in all the regular places on would find a hipster. I don’t write on my laptop in Starbuck’s. I don’t buy new wheels at SkateBoards’R’Us. I don’t buy ironic t-shirts. Period. I write on my laptop, and I buy new wheels – but i don’t buy ironic t-shirts. Anywhoo – this weekend, my MacBook started acting up. Wonky wireless reception, a couple of smudges on the screen, and I bought freakin’ AppleCare (warranty for those of you that don’t know) – and I figured it was time to take advantage, and get some stuff looked at.

And in so doing, I discovered the last Hipster Preservation. The Apple Store. Careful, they will bite. Here, their pretension is allowed to be released in full force – everything from, “The MacBook is a good computer, but then you have to choose white or black…” to “You can fit all the Panic! at the Disco you want on this iPod nano.” In my three hours (yes, three hours) at the Apple Store at Oakbrook – I was asked by the same employee 4 times if I “… had everything I needed, bro?” Yeah, bro. I’m cool. Thanks. Actually, check that. If you could use this brush here, that would be awesome. And it’s 55 degrees outside… would you mind taking that scarf off? Are those glasses prescription or prop? Just curious. I think I’m next up, so I’m just going to inch towards the counter, cool, bro?

Oh yeah – if you want to jump to the head of the line to see a “Genius” at the Apple Store – start surfing porn sites on the 30″ Cinema Display. You’ll get noticed pretty quick.

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