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Planned Destruction …
November 1, 2021, 8:00 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Apple, Brand, Comment, Corona Virus, Death, Home

How the hell is it the 1st November?

It’s amazing that everyone saw 2020 as a year of insanity, but frankly, 2021 has more than lived up to the same billing.

Sure, we now have a vaccine.

Sure, the World is opening up.

But people are still dying and – if you’re in NZ – you have experienced another long lockdown, which makes you feel like it’s still pandemonium out there.

Add in the fact we were living in England at this point last year and now we’re in New Zealand … in a new house, with new cars and a new job, and you’ll understand why in many ways, 2021 has been equally – if not more so – crazy for us.

Talking of crazy …

A few weeks ago, Jill’s iPhone woke us up.

However this time it wasn’t by the alarm.

But with the smell of burning.

Have a look at this …

Yep, it basically caught fire.

No idea how or why, but it did.

Fortunately we woke up before it could get worse.

But nothing says ‘broken’ like an Apple logo in red.

Amazingly it still works.

OK, so some of the buttons are hard to see – and press – but generally it’s good. Well, I say good, if you ignore the huge burn mark on the screen.

Weirdly, someone I know had their iPad do exactly the same thing the day before … the day after Apple announced their new iPhones and iPads to the World.

Now I don’t want to start any conspiracy theories, but an iPhone that explodes for no reason is a pretty good reason to buy a new one.

Which is exactly what we have done.

My god, Apple are devious bastards.

And I – or should I say Jill – are proof a strong brand can make you do idiotic things.

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thats way companies to get money do when theyre new thing is the same as their fucking old thing.

Comment by andy@cynic

are you saying you bought something rather than get a fucking freebie? are you saying you didnt get something new and jill has? who the fuck are you and what have you done to the original campbell bastard?

Comment by andy@cynic

Yes. Yes I am. And I’m still in shock about it, obvs.

Comment by Rob

Wow. That’s scary.

Comment by George

I would not put that past you to justify a new phone, but I know Jill is not so ridiculous.

Comment by George

Hahahaha … very true.

Comment by Rob

Did you take it in Rob?

Comment by Bazza

Nope. Apart from everything else, we’re in lockdown so couldn’t.

Comment by Rob

And congratulations on not trying to get a discount/freebie from me.

Comment by Bazza

Only because I know you can’t do that anymore. Otherwise I’d have been there like a flash. Hahaha.

Comment by Rob

youre no use to him anymore so dont expect to hear from him again. you fucking lucky bastard.

Comment by andy@cynic


Comment by DH

Like the flash that set the phone on fire.

Comment by John

So a product caught fire and your way of dealing with it was to buy another one. You’re an advertisers dream.

Comment by DH

Say you’re Rob without saying you’re Rob.

Comment by Bazza


Comment by DH

That is very alarming Robert. I’ve heard about this happening but never seen it. I am glad everyone is OK.

Comment by Lee Hill

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