Dehydration and irony

Today’s post will be short, because I’m suffering from drool-induced dehydration after yesterday’s unveiling of the new MacBook Air. Both my wife and I have been overcome with a collective case of tech lust. (Purgatory = tech lust + no money.)

So I’m going to share a story from my father’s volunteer work with his local police department. (He hears all the good stuff.) It seems that a residential through-street behind a high school had been getting a bunch of speeders roaring through it, which was irking the locals, who called in complaints to the police. A motorcycle officer headed over to the street in question, and was heard on the radio calling in speeder after speeder. Apparently the locals had a legitimate complaint.

But when my dad talked to the officer back at the station, he learned that many of the speeders who got tickets were not high school students. They were residents of the street. In fact, the officer ticketed a couple of people in their driveways. And one of the drivers he ticketed turned out to be…

…yes, the same person who had called in a complaint about speeders.

About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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10 Responses to Dehydration and irony

  1. Chase Cameron says:

    That is a fine lesson in irony. I also can’t look at the MacBook Air. I get tech lust all the time.
    Maybe Apple will lower the price? Okay, even I don’t believe that’ll happen.

    • oregon expat says:

      They already have. When the first MacBook Air was introduced in 2008, the starting price was $1700. Today’s version is vastly improved, and the starting price for the 13-inch size is $1300. If you want the 11-inch, it’s $1000.

  2. K-K says:

    Yesterday I got an email from Best Buy. I knew better than to open it. But I couldn’t not open it. Instant lust. I want to marry that computer or at the very least take into a darkened room and have my way with it. LOL

    On the other matter, we had the same situation at my high school. Same result also.

  3. Ana_ñ says:

    Drool wiped with a graphene napkin, I’m glad they ticketed the complainer: he/she was envious of his/her faster speeder neighbors. Resentful and telltale, I don’t like him/her; I don’t like the speeder neighbors; I don`t like my computer.

  4. K-K says:

    I know that Oregon Expat but as I’ve said before I have my lazy ways. Just ask Elizabeth.

    • Ana_ñ says:

      Graphene is so cool, K-K, than when it reaches computers, there will be global drool-induced dehydration, and you will want to have your way with them, repeatedly. 🙂

      • K-K says:

        Ana_n you are so right. I followed the link Oregon Expat provided and was thoroughly impressed. This will be a new age for computers it seems. The speed of technological advances are amazing. It appears to have a synergistic affect on itself.

        Thanx for the link Oregon Expat.

        I do like repeatedly!

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