I’ve never owned anything other than an Apple computer.
In the days when being an Apple person wasn’t cool, I was a fervent evangelist for the cause.
My whole online world is built around Apple with an iMac, iPhone, iPad… all the “i’s” are dotted, connected, and loved.
I’ve always believed in Apple.
Until last week.
The message popped up on my iPhone that a software update was ready to be installed.
Without hesitation I downloaded and installed it.
I trusted Apple.
When the phone came back on…it no longer worked.
I was surprised and concerned, but confident that Apple would either fix it or send me a new phone.
I believed in Apple.
Five hours on the phone with Apple later, I had to go buy another phone.
It was shocking and wrong and I really couldn’t afford it…but I have to have a phone.
Apple, I learned, didn’t believe in me.
They would ship me a box to send it back, but I’d be without a phone for at least a week.
They would send me a temporary replacement if I would give them a credit card with a large deposit.
I didn’t have a card that could accommodate it.
In the end, they would do nothing, because they couldn’t trust me to send my brick back to them.
The brick they created…from what used to be my phone.
They didn’t believe in me.
My faith in them was in vain.
Lesser “faiths” will always lead to disappointment and despair.
I’m ashamed I had such faith in the first place.
There is only one place you can put your faith where you won’t be.
Make your own application…