August 15, 2018

super slow mo

I recently got a refund for my 1 year old phone, due to a persistent receiver problem. That was why I was in an electronics retail shop to purchase a new phone for myself. It’s the latest Samsung Galaxy S9, and I got a pretty good deal about it. One of the sales guy, who looked like he just left school, was eager to explain the phone’s perks to me, while doing the paperwork for the purchase.

Salesboy:: “Congrats on the new phone, Mr. Ooi, it’s a great choice. This phone has a great camera and a lot of features”

Me:: “Thanks, this new phone looked very similar to my S8, really hard to tell them apart unless you look closely”

Salesboy:: “It has a much better camera, believe me. And it has super slow mo, which is cool” *nods enthusiastically*

Me:: “Well, I’ve owned my S8 for close to a year, and I’ve only used the slow mo twice… I guess I won’t be using the super slow mo much…”

Salesboy:: “Yeah, it’s mostly used by the younger generation.”

I felt a stab in the heart, his words reverberated inside my head… ‘younger generation’. What the fuck. So now I’m in the older generation that is not savvy about the latest technological features of a goddamn phone?? Fucking shit man. This is so damn sad.

It ought to kill the mood but, oddly, I wasn’t pissed or anything. I was more like, amused with what he said. I then made a joke that he didn’t get and went ‘nevermind’. Fucking old fart, starting to get out of sync with the world.

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