I know I said that I wouldn’t go out on New Year’s Eve because I had a flight to catch on January 1 and it was imperative to all parties involved that I not miss that flight. I took precautions! I did all of the things to prevent a debacle and still managed to get toasted and oversleep. Shit.
I woke up in a straight PANIC, somewhere between still drunk and adrenaline rush my roommate helped me throw things in a suitcase. For the record, only two useful items made it. 1) My winter jacket (yay!) 2) My amazing all-weather boots (double yay!) Everything else in that suitcase is completely useless. I wrote something about that flight, but not sure where that will end up. So, in the meantime…
My iPhone has been dying on the regular. I hate that thing. It calls exes that have been deleted and in general betrays me in any way possible. On the way to the mall with my mom yesterday, it decided to shut down with 90% battery just because. Well shit. So we stop at the packed Apple store and make an appointment to solve the mystery.
We shop, and come early to the Apple Genius Bar appointment, and YAY James helps us fairly fast. It turns out that my iPhone 5 battery is among those recalled for shitty performance and I get a new one for free. He asks if my phone is backed up (it isn’t.) He also tells me that I need to turn off the Find My iPhone. That needs a password… great. It takes me about 15 minutes to turn off Find My iPhone because I can’t remember the password and inevitably need to reset it. (Every time you reset the PW it must be new, as in not used in the past year, and a long combination of capital letters, numerical and other characters so no wonder I can never remember whatever I make up for the next time.) He then reminded me why I always need to update my phone… ugh boys are always trying to tell me what to do. Haters.
Fast forward. It is a 30-minute or more wait until my phone is ready so we go next door for an appetizer and a glass of wine. I got carded. No big deal, right? Shouldn’t be since I’m 29. However, it turns out I do NOT, in fact, have my license. I guess Jan. 1 was worse than I thought. I tried all of the things, with my mother as my advocate. I pulled up my LA Responsible Vendor Permit that has my D.O.B. along with my debit card, credit card, health insurance and MY MOTHER!!! My mom had faith so we ask for a manager and I also tell the ridiculous story of the perils of airport transit on New Years day and hope for the best. We got a hands down NOPE.
Fine… whatever. I was kind of annoyed but at least I got the heads up that I lost my ID five (5!!!) days before my return flight. I’m elated…. Until I return to Apple and they ask for my ID to get my phone back. I’m not in the mood.