Pop Loser

By Tyler Hellard

Pop Loser No. 105





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Pop Loser

April 27 · Issue #105 · View online

A newsletter of innumerable confusions and a profound feeling of despair collected and written by @poploser.

My Apple Watch broke. The face just sort of fell off. There was a thing online that said if it was due to a swollen battery Apple would fix it for free. So, I got into a chat with Apple and they scheduled me to go into the store and see a Genius. The Genius spent a long time looking at the inside of my watch and a long time looking at a photo of the inside of a watch. Then he asked another Genius to look at the inside of my watch and the photo of the inside of a watch. Ultimately, the Genii decided it would cost me $250 to fix my not-even-three-years-old $700 watch that fell apart for no discernible reason. 
To make a long story story short, I am now the proud owner of a $40 Timex Weekender. It’s a great watch. It has “Indiglo.” 
My wife: “If you spend $700 on a watch, you should be leaving it to your kids when you die.” My kids love the Indiglo feature on my new Timex a lot, so I’m thinking of buying them all their own, which would cost less than fixing the faulty face on my Apple Watch. 
There’s probably a lesson in there somewhere. 
Note: There has been a 35% subscriber surge since the last issue of Pop Loser. I don’t know where you all came from, but I apologize in advance for the disappointment you’re going to feel very, very soon. 

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