|A strange, but happy, occurence
||[ Friday, 10 Aug 07 | 10:51 ]
On Tuesday Apple announced iWork ‘08, which I promptly ordered through the Apple Store in Spain. I received confirmation that the order had been sent on Wednesday morning and guessed that it would show up here at home on Thursday. Well, it didn’t so this morning I checked on-line and found that the detailed order status was in English, not in castellano. It said that they attempted delivery yesterday, but I wasn’t at home. But I was Blanche, I was!
So I called the Apple Store and the agent immediately asked if I spoke English, I responded “sí” and continued speaking in castellano. I told her that the detailed information was in English and as I was about to complain, my portero blindado (video doorman) warbled that there was someone at the front door of the building. It was the delivery person with my order!
I told the agent on the phone that it was un milagro (a miracle) and that she was un dios (a god). She laughed and I said good-bye.
Looking at the package I see that it was sent from the Netherlands using UPS. No wonder that the detailed status information was in English. I don’t know what people do who don’t speak English in this type of situation. It’s like my ADSL modem/router which displays everything in English. Try and translate some of the technical terms to a foreign language. Good luck!
Now I am going to install the software…