I was appalled when I saw the video of several kids causing a disruption in the Apple Store over at smashmyipod.com.
Not only was it disruptive, but they curse in the video ... not once, not twice, but multiple times. It's not just small, funny talk either. It covers all the bases of four letter foul language.
These kids need a thorough dose of military school and their mouths washed out with soap; if you ask me!
Further, the kids lie to the Sony Store Rep, lie in front of customers at the Apple Store (after they were kicked out) - which means not only were they trespassing, but they were breaking the law by providing false statements.
QUOTE from Ben Simpson (apparent ringleader):
"Since our iPod was a piece of crap and fell apart, we're going to go to talk to our friends at the Sony Store to see if we can replace this piece of S**T with a better MP3 player"
Synopsis: Several kids (Apple haters) start a website called SMASHMYIPOD.COM to raise money to buy an iPod and smash it INSIDE an Apple Retail Store. After opening an iPod in an Apple Store, a kid drops it on the floor and starts to jump up and down on it. The manager asks the kids to leave. They return (after taking a hammer to the iPod) and say they dropped it on the subway and that the iPod warranty should cover it. They also explain to a Sony store rep (in the same mall) that they "need a better MP3 player, that doesn't suck"
This wasn't in the least bit funny. I really wish Apple would make an example out of them and press charges against them.
They top this grotesque behaviour off with this transition:
By the way, the question has been posed: "Who gave them the money?"
My answer is "Probably exactly!"
I wouldn't be surprised if they received money from Sim Wong Who, the Creative CEO who has recently been decimated in market share against the iPod; while declaring war on Apple almost a year ago.
To first time buyers who may have been in the store - this may have been a deal breaker.
* I do want to add that the sales person who sold the iPod to the kids was a VERY poor presenter, lacking knowledge of the product and its warranty coverage. It was disappointing (and atypical) to witness to this Apple Store sale.