The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Apple Lets Out Your Creative Side.

So before I left LA, I bought a new iPad.

Please note the words, “I bought”.

Yes, Bazza, Rodi and David were all too tight to give me one.


Anyway … one thing I found interesting about shopping at Apple in LA was that the people who worked were quite different to those I found in other markets like Shanghai or Singapore.

Sure, they were as knowledgable and – generally – as polite and [semi] helpful as their continental cousins, but they were all a bit Stepford Wives … that is if Stepford Wives looked like LA Hipsters rather than Virginia housewives.

But there was an exception, this guy.

Yes, that really is a genuine Apple staff member.

Now maybe he’s wearing pajama trousers and a cycle helmet because he woke up late for work and had to rush on his fixie [it’s almost certain he has a fixie] to get to Manhattan Beach on time.

Or maybe he’s fell off his bike a week ago, bumped his head and was rushed to hospital so now he is better prepared for either a bike accident or being put in a hospital bed.

But whatever the reason, I have to say he was a breath of fresh air to the kale-consuming Mr and Ms Perfect’s in the store and I was kinda disappointed he didn’t serve me.

Or I was until I saw he was wearing a ‘please notice me’ red iWatch strap, had tattoos and walked around the store like he was Mick Jagger on stage and then realised he wasn’t a victim of circumstance, but one of those people you meet all the time in LA … a ‘slash’ person.



Apple Retail Store Representative/Rockstar.

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I wouldn’t say it, but some people I know may argue the retail assistant still looks more fashionable than you. They may even have some legitimacy in that view.

Comment by George

Some people?

Comment by Bazza

The / is as LA as the sun.

Comment by George

You bet it is. It’s apparently how Slash from Guns n’ Roses got his name because a father of a friend of his said he was always doing 2 things at once and so nicknamed him ‘slash’.

And he’s from Stoke on Trent … though with a name like that, he was destined to be in LA.

Comment by Rob

stoke on trent is the absolute fucking opposite of rock n roll. and civilization.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’ll find that retail assistant and get him promoted.

Comment by Bazza


Comment by andy@cynic

I’d like to congratulate Bazza on his resistance to what must have been a highly lobbied freebie petition by Rob.

Comment by Pete

I definitely tried.
And failed.

Comment by Rob

congrats campbell, you discovered someone i want to smash in the face even more than you.

Comment by andy@cynic


Comment by Rob (Other one)

‘Slash’ people are almost as annoying as apple removing the headphone jack, or apple refusing to include a headphone adaptor, or apple including utterly terrible – waste of resources – earphones with every phone.

Comment by Rob (Other one)

Why did you come back? You were out without a bounty.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I didn’t choose the blog life, the blog life chose me.

Comment by Rob (Other one)

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