The 50ish-year-old man in front of us in the Verizon store today was an interesting character.
First of all, he was there because “this girl” that he was emailing with sent him a message that contained something in flash, and his phone wouldn’t let him open it or respond. I know this because it was a small store and the man was basically screaming. The Verizon associate blankly told him that iPhones don’t do flash, so he would need to use a computer to do what he wanted to do.
The man didn’t like this answer, and then he reveiled-by turning around and telling everyone in line-that he was communicating with this girl on a dating website that was “really working wonders” for him.
Someone from behind us suggested that he just call her, but the man answered that they hadn’t gotten that far in the dating website process yet.
Whereas most people would take the “iPhones cant do flash” answer, say thank you, and leave, this guy decided that if he could convince the associate how badly he needed to respond to this girl, the associate might be able to magically fix his iPhone.
After, I kid you not, 20 minutes of this increasingly creepier 50-year-old explaining why he needed to email his “girlfriend” he finally gave up and left.
But on his way out he stopped in front of my dad and I and told us, “this girl is only 49 years old and her husband is 10 years older so I’m definitely IN.”