There are places I should never, ever visit. Through no real fault of their own, Office Depot seems to be one of those places I should stay away from.
Any long term readers may remember the fiasco with my former laptop . . a laptop I really liked (unlike the current laptop.) Here are a few posts – it’s long and boring so unless you have nothing better to do, just skip to the next paragraph: Broken laptop. My poor laptop. My complaints. It was finally resolved (and I got an HP Pavillion that I truly loved but so did Chad and since it had an extended warranty, he got it for his college computer and now I have this Toshiba that I truly do not love but only because it’s just too big).
Anyway, my dad needs a new digital camera. I had given him one of my old ones just to see if he would use it and like it and he did but after a month or so, he lost the charger. Sound like anyone else you know? Guess I’m just a chip off the old block . . so to speak! So, we went looking at cameras.
We decided to get a Sony just like the one I’d given him but a newer model.
The problem is . . we went to Office Depot. We decided on the camera, got the memory stick but wait . . Dad needed an adapter for the Sony memory stick pro duo. The Office Depot guy was bound and determined that we did NOT need an adapter. Listen Mister! I’m telling you we need an adapter! Nope . . you do not need an adapter on any of the newer model computers. Dad has the same laptop that Chad has and I knew he needed the adapter. The guy said “what computer do you have?” So, I showed him the exact same computer . . they still have the same model on display. Then he decided that the memory stick I’m using is too short because NO! You do NOT need an adapter.
Just so happens I had an extra memory stick in my purse. I showed it to him. What do you think he does . . the “tech guy” for Office Depot? He sticks my memory stick, full of my photos, in the slot . . oops . . it’s gone! Can’t get it out! He tried everything and we were stuck in Office Depot for over an hour while he had to take all the screws out of the laptop, take everything apart and he still couldn’t get to the memory stick. (Don’t buy a Toshiba 18″ widescreen laptop from display at Office Depot in Lake Charles). No one had tweezers which would have helped. I kept digging in my purse for something that would work. I finally found some toothpicks and he was able to get hold of the memory stick with those . . . kinda like chopsticks, and dig out the memory stick.
I felt bad for the guy but dang it . . I told him we needed an adapter. He felt bad and said he’d never do that again but at least he knows that some models do need adapters. We got an adapter, got the camera, got the memory stick and got home and I think there’s just something about Office Depot . . I should stay away!