I had a no good very bad terrible day today.
Everything started off well enough, with a trip to the farmer’s market to pick up some fruit and vegan chocolate cake, and then an early (and overpriced) dinner at Il Fornaio by the ocean. We left around 2:30PM, when I got home at approximately 6:00PM, I walked into my room and saw one of my magnets on the floor.
“Curious,” I thought. Then I looked at my table and saw that my wooden magnet board had fallen right off of the wall, onto my desk. My first thought was my Macbook Air, which the fallen board was resting on, so I didn’t even notice my iPad at first…
But as it turns out, my poor iPad took the brunt of the impact, and sadly, the screen shattered into many pieces only held together with my not-so-effective screen protector. My iPad is in a case, but of course the lid of the case happened to be open, and my iPad happened to be in exactly the wrong spot, at the wrong time, on a day where I had meant to be doing something else at that moment.
As soon as I saw my iPad, I burst into tears, because, hello, expensive broken electronic device, one that I’ve taken particular care of, and one that I use on a daily basis. John was not at all impressed with my hysterics.
Within ten minutes I had made an Apple Store appointment (for 6:50) and backed up my data. The iPad was still working, luckily, so I didn’t lose anything but some apps I couldn’t sync because I have two iTunes accounts that I use. We made it to the Apple Store at around 6:15, and they bumped my appointment up to 6:30… so we milled around for awhile until it was my turn.
The genius (not literally, that’s just what they call them at the Apple Store!) employee took a look at my iPad and told me I’d have to pay a replacement fee to get a new iPad (which I knew was $250), so I was feeling pretty sad. But after he looked up my info, he said that if I was super extra careful and promised not to break another iPad (I won’t!) that Apple would give me a one-time replacement for free.
If anyone is wondering why I own an iPhone, an iPad 2, a Macbook Air, and a Macbook Pro, well, that’s why. I’ve always gotten good customer service from Apple, and it’s so worth it to buy from Apple and have peace of mind than to buy some shitty Windows computer. As a side note, I’ve never had a problem with my Apple computers, but I can’t say the same of the Windows computers I used to own.
Let me tell you, I was beyond relieved, since the idea of paying $250 to replace my iPad made me awfully sad. I’ve learned my lesson, and there will no longer be anything over the wall where I put my iPad, and additionally, my case cover will remain closed when I’m not using it! I now have a brand new, unblemished iPad so all is right in my world for the moment.