This is the story of the four minutes I spent in the Apple Store in Leawood, Kansas on Wednesday:
I wanted to make a quick run by the Apple Store in Leawood today because, well, we were in Kansas City and I really wanted to get the camera connection kit for iPad to use during my photographic outing tomorrow.
All three kids (ages 2, 4 and 6) in tow… I steeled myself and we headed into the store.
The kids were immediately wide eyed and in a manic trance when they spotted row after row of sleek iPads and MacBooks. Having been pre-
threatened warned advised to keep all hands and feet to themselves, they ran frantically forward yelling “Mommy! Look at THIS one!!” and before I could look they were on to the next shiny object. At one point SuperGirl exclaimed, “This store makes THE BEST THINGS!”
Why yes, yes it does my brilliant child.
I quickly filled my Apple employee in on what I needed and told him to “run like the wind” as it would be less painful for all of us.
Poor thing looked shell shocked.
He was all of 24.
He was friendly; while checking us out he said to SuperBoy, “Maybe if you’re really good YOU will get one of these one day!”
SuperBoy looked at him with what I thought was a look reserved solely for me when I require something obscene from him like “Change your underwear”.
“We already have our own iPods. Mommy and Daddy have iPhones. Mommy just got one of those iPads and her computer has that Apple on it, too…I just don’t know what its called.”
SuperGirl, who was whirling by, stopped for just a moment and chirped:
“Don’t forget the Apple TV!”