I just called Fry’s, the mecca of all things geek to ask if they had iPod accessories (I need a cable for my Shuffle) and I had the following conversation:
Lady: Hello, this is Fry’s can I help you?
Me: I have an iPod Shuffle and I was wondering if you carry the docking station for it or the flexible USB dock?
Lady: For what?
Me: An iPod Shuffle.
Lady: An iPod what?
Lady: Is that like a computer?
Me: No, it is an MP3 player.
Lady: A radio?
Me: No, not quite. It is a little device that plays audio files from the computer. It is little and fits in your hand.
Lady: Ok, hold on.
At this point I am put on hold for awhiiiiiiile. Then a man answers and I repeat my original question. He knows exactly what I am talking about and takes my number to check the shelf.
Now, I ask you, gentle readers, even if I was not calling the Mecca of Geek, what kind of hole must you live in where you would not know the word iPod or MP3? Seriously. I want to know where this hole is so I can go and spread the geek love.
–Jane, some things are not explainable