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Are You An Elitist?

I learned a new word today that I’ve never heard before. Elitist. What is an elitist? An elitist is someone who feels that they have enough knowledge or skill at something to belong to a special group of people for that particular subject. Elitist’s usually think they’re better than everyone else and looked upon as arrogant… whatever. The reason I talk about this today is because of a conversation I was having with a co-worker. Here’s how it all went down:

So my co-worker Matt and I were talking about the word “telephone”. I was saying how it’s weird that it seems like nobody uses the word “telephone” anymore… instead we say “phone” or “cell”. During our conversation, I told Matt that I just call it “my iPhone” and just as I said that, another co-worker (Clay) said “That’s because you’re an elitist”. Hmm… am I? I returned to my desk and looked up the word “Elitist” and soon realized… yeah… I guess I would consider myself a “Mac Elitist”. The Mac has been a huge part of my life for a huge part of my life and I can honestly say, I am obsessed. Anyone who knows me can probably see this too. I am a huge Apple geek and I’m glad. I don’t just “like” Apple stuff… I live it, I learn it, I can’t help it… I’m hooked… and I’ve been that way for 12 years. So yeah, I’m probably an elitist.

Are you an elitist about anything?


iPhone Fixes a Flat Tire

Tonight on the way to my girlfriend Sarah’s house, we saw a man standing on the side of the road waving his flashlight at us. Being good people, we pulled over. The man explained to us that he has a flat tire and was on the phone with AAA. He had no idea where he was so he asked us for some info. Without blinking an eye, I pulled out my iPhone and opened the Maps application and used the location features to find out where we were. What really made me smile is when he told the lady on the phone that a gentleman showed up with an iPhone and has the Google Map pulled up. He then thanked us and we went on our way. It’s amazing how much power the iPhone has. It never ceases to amaze me. I have to wonder if he’ll get an iPhone soon… hehe.