Apple Store Manager Calls Aspie A 'Freak'

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02 Feb 2008, 4:01 am

I hope someone got fired over that!



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03 Feb 2008, 9:28 am

Fuzzy wrote:
I hope someone got fired over that!


I think if Steve Jobs read the email, and replied, telling they guy he was eligible for a free upgrade, the Store Manager involved is most likely gone.


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03 Feb 2008, 6:05 pm

The good Lord loves idiot Managers, he made so many of them...;)

I've fixed my share of laptops for freaks and otherwise (every cleaned rat droppings out of a PC? me neither; we 86'd that one...;). No matter what the customer does, you try your best to help them. Though I haven't fixed a Mac since the early 90s...;)



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03 Feb 2008, 7:08 pm

OregonBecky wrote:
Back in my hippie days, we called people like us, freaks. If you were a freak, you belonged to our tribe.


LOL
that was my first thought! What is so bad about being a freak? I have been a freak all my life, and other freaks took me in when other's would not.

embrace the freak. . . .

Merle



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04 Feb 2008, 2:19 pm

I'm typing on an imac right now.

I've always been happier with macs than with pc's; I delayed moving to OSX for a long time because the user format is so much more like windows than the old OS.



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04 Feb 2008, 7:00 pm

Postperson wrote:
Has anyone has seen the new wafer thin laptops?

Yes,they look good.


-it shouldn't matter whether he said he had as or not,if he had not said anything,the shop keeper might have said worse- how many people have been called things like pyscho by people who don't know what they're talking about? if it's a proper apple store-they can get very busy,and noisy-maybe this is why he was trying to explain incase they thought he was some pyscho after seeing him react to overload.


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05 Feb 2008, 12:41 am

It's a shame that people have to say things that low. It doesn't make it any worse just because the person who was called a freak has AS...but the fact that the manager even said it in the first place is completely wrong. It shows just what type of person he really is...not a nice one.


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05 Feb 2008, 1:03 pm

The idiot manager is most likely autism-phobic.

That guy should get his a** fired.


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05 Feb 2008, 2:34 pm

I wouldn't want to work with him.


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12 Feb 2008, 7:10 am

Happy ending, that's good.


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12 Feb 2008, 7:52 am

ANGRY....


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12 Feb 2008, 3:50 pm

And this is why, after all the bad hype about Windows and security, i still prefer my PC to a Mac.


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13 Feb 2008, 9:55 am

That same thing happened to me at a local Thai restaurant. The waitress thought I was "freaky" and she told one of her co workers. Problem was, I overheard it. So, I wrote her a note saying "I'm freaky because I'm Autistic, what's your excuse". She profusely apologized. I only went there again one time, only because you can get a cheap appetizer that fills you up just for a buck 50 and I was desperate to get my epileptic girlfriend some food because she seizures when she doesn't eat. Other than that, that Thai restaurant can pound sand. I took my business elsewhere and I told the girl that.

That's what I would have told the Apple store owner too.



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13 Feb 2008, 10:04 am

sinsboldly wrote:
LOL
that was my first thought! What is so bad about being a freak? I have been a freak all my life, and other freaks took me in when other's would not.

embrace the freak. . . .

Merle


People called me 'Freaky' and meant it as an insult... I am not happy with this and thus hope that in this case, the manager will get trouble.



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14 Feb 2008, 4:16 am

should be fired. Bill Gates(Steve Jobs old friend) has autism. Brad Cohen the bittorent creator has autism. Steve Jobs would probably fire him.

If anyone the freak it is him for displaying the action in the store. An adult should have enough maturity to refrain from saying such comments especially a manager.