All I wanted for my "2012 iPad Story" was exposure. It wasn't about self fulfillment, or advertising or anything of a self-centered nature. I guess, all I wanted was for something good to come out of what happened to my wife and I. (Is that self-centered) It still really hasn't hit me; that I'll be iPad-less for 2012 & ~$1700 more in debt with nothing to show. I've had various responses ranging from a "ha-ha" to condolences. Kind of a weird day all in all. I mean, did I want sympathy? Maybe just a touch, but more or less, it has made me really bitter and has gotten me to feel more negative about Miami and the world as a whole. I thought that I would get a lot of responses from blasting people on twitter, and I did get some good retweets, but nothing of fruition has come up. Am I looking for a hand from the Apple God to replace what I purchased?! Of course! That might be a little self-centered, but it is just a drop in the bucket from their marketing department right? Reading all the news about the new iPad and people's' experiences really just gets me more down and the commercials on television just really hit home that I don't have one. I can't stand to watch one anymore nor am I excited to see it. I haven't stepped foot in an Apple store since.
Things I have learned though: insurance companies depend on only other insurance companies pointing the finger to each other on who covers what. Visa Signature doesn't cover theft from vehicle who then told me to call my car insurance. Geico doesn't cover personal items who then told me to call my home owners, renters insurance and they are still "working" on it.
I guess people don't click on links on twitter either. I got more hits from Facebook than anything else. With URL shortening, I guess my link just looked like spam. Thanks for the hits, the messages and comments.