My computer monitor/TV just packed it in (using an old backup). Now I am not tech savvy AT ALL, but I know what I want AND I CAN’T GET IT! Pisses me off. I want a new monitor exactly like my old monitor: NOPE. My old monitor was top-of-the-line when I bought it btw. The solid metal stand weighs in at about 35 lbs and is spectacular. There’s nothing like that available now. The built-in sound system is superb. Okay, you can get some with built-in-sound these days but the ones I checked out on the weekend didn’t sound that great to me in-store.
So I’m checking out the monitors at Best Buy thinking okay I guess I can live without my fancy stand, live with the CRAP stands they make these days, cuz hey at least the prices are a lot better than the last time I bought. So the sound system sucks, I can live with CRAP sound! Plus, hey if these 21/23-inch monitors are only $200 - $250, imagine how cheap the 17-inchers are!
I spotted a sales guy... he was busy texting someone... so I asked him EXTRA LOUD: “I’m looking for a 17-inch monitor with built-in speakers, high resolution, and picture-in-picture.” He looks at me as if I’m some kind of Reptilian from Mars and says “19-inch is the smallest you can get now and within a few months the smallest will be 21-inch... and you can’t get the picture-in-picture feature unless you go to a (think he said) 32-inch TV
I told him I have 2 large screen TVs in my house, that I just want a monitor for my desk so’s to surf the net whilst watching a hockey game with the pic-in-pic. He tells me they don’t make them like that anymore and suggests... if the screen is too big... I sit further away, perhaps push the monitor further back across the desk.
I couldn't help but imagine myself strangling that little son-of-a-bitch til he made Raffi Torres look human!
I could smell fear in the air and had a feeling this nerd was reading my mind. I advised him that when I’m on the net I like to wear my reading glasses and that my reading glasses work best within a 2 foot range. I also let it be known that it’s kinda silly to make a bigger screen only to move it further away. I informed him that all of the computer monitor stands for sale in his store are CRAP, as are the built-in sound systems. Then I asked him if he knew where I could get my old monitor repaired.
Beads of perspiration were beginning to appear on his brow. His eyes started to dart around like he was searching for the best means of escape. He said: “There’s nothing like that in Abbotsford.... bu.. bu... but I think there’s one in Langley... do... do you want me to find out for you?
At this point I really really really
wanted to take this little Earthling mofo back to the mothership for some dissection practice, but I just said “That’s alright”, turned and walked away.
They don’t make em like they used to fellas.