Failapinos can’t do business.
About 3 months ago i decided that i would highly enjoy having a magnetic charging doc specifically for my smart phone. What i thought would just take 1-2 visits to a Sony or Xperia store. However that was extremely folly of me to expect convenience in finding a product, instead it turned into a never ending quest.
I always encounter flippyfailapino floor sales children, that truly don’t know their trade continue to direct me to the next Sony or Xperia store whether its located in the next mall or on the otherside of the City, many of times they direct me to where i JUST CAME FROM. To further add frustration to my folly quest, EVERY TIME I ASKED, yes i have to fucking ask, IF THEY COULD CALL THE NEXT SONY/XPERIA STORE FOR ME TO ASK FOR STOCK, they simply cannot, they do not know the number, they don’t know how to dial an outside line, it’s for emergency uses only. I feel like slamming my head through their showcase display. Are all these kids trained by the same entity that makes product shopping infinitely more difficult? Or is it just the same blue screen “i don’t have a proper answer” that these flip heads spew out of their unprofessional ass for a mouth.
Upon searching myself via the world wide web for numbers and addresses for potential hits on my quest objective, i first made a visit to the official Sony Philippines website. Almost every number that was listed was invalid, disconnected or promptly picked up and then hung up on, of the 3 places that actually picked up and answered the phone it was a repeat of my usual folly, however limited to sound only, in which case i was pounding my face into my desk throughout the whole ordeal as i was able to 100% accurately predict what words the fliphead would say. It’s like a terribly designed quest from an online game where they use NPC’s with different names but the same damn script.
After 3 months of searching on my free time, i finally decided to give in and try a 3rd party source, it turns out they actually have it. A jewl of a 3rd party Retailer called widget city located in the heart of university(kindergarten) street, Taft Avenue. However It turns out they are closed on Sundays. Which is today, and today i’m attending a baptism of my good friend’s first born which happens to be 2 streets over from WidgetCity. So in the end it’s not Sony Philippines selling me their own proprietary accessory, its a decent private vendor who probably imported it from a nearby country. The irony of corporate ridiculousness in this country never fails to blow my top off.
Just when i thought i was going to put this quest to an end, i get slapped in the face by the usual Nation wide no business on Sunday stigma, probably the best day to make sales, commute, and encounter as few failapinos as possible. It’s almost as if there is a natural occurring force in this country that makes electronics shopping as inconvenient as possible. I dealt with similar circumstances when i was trying to find a rugged laptop to replace one that got damaged in a crossfire between looters and security personnel in visayas.
Until my epic journey comes to an end i will continue to slam my face on hard surfaces in hopes that the greater pain incurred frustration will subside.Published in