Not-So-Smart-Phone, Part 19

| Working | April 3, 2015

(My aunt is from a small village, married at young age, and looks younger than me even though she is seven years older. She has two sons, aged three and ten. She is about to get her first smartphone and I accompany her and her sons to buy it at our local store. We have just checked some phones and I try to explain to her some features. A young male employee approaches us.)

Employee: “Hi, young lady!” *smiles at my aunt* “We have the newest advanced smartphones that will make your classmates envy, just right here.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but I think we are fine.”

Employee: *completely ignoring me* “Look at this new smartphone.” *points to the most expensive phone in the store*  “You even can play YouTube in HD without need to wait for the buffer.”

(I giggle, since I know my aunt doesn’t even understand what YouTube, HD, or buffer are. And his explanation is still incorrect since that all depends on the connection speed.)

My Aunt: “I’m so sorry; I think I’m fine with my niece. Thank you.”

(At the same time one of my cousin runs to my aunt and call her ‘Mommy.’)

Employee: *wide his mouth for seconds then scream* “WHAT THE H*** IS GOING ON HERE? DON’T LIE TO ME! GIRLS AT YOUR AGE CAN’T HAVE A NIECE AND CHILD YET!”

(Due to his loud voice, my cousin starts crying and my aunt carries him to outside the store.)

Me: *looking furiously at the employee* “What the h*** are you talking about?!”

Employee: “DON’T LIE TO ME! I GOOGLE EVERYTHING! I KNOW GIRLS AT HER AGE CAN’T HAVE A NIECE AND CHILD!”

(This time, one of the other coworkers finally comes over, and seems to want to try to cool the situation, but I am too angry.)

Me: “This is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard.” *to his coworker* “Please inform this to your higher-ups, and don’t let this stupidity ruin your store image.” *to the employee* “I don’t know what else to say, except maybe don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!”

 

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