My beloved camera had a bit of a problem recently with the flash, so I took it to B & C Camera to have it looked at. I went to the Sahara location, right by Zia's, and they told me that their repair guy was out of town until March 8th, but if I wanted to, I could go to the store location near Tropicana / Maryland and have it looked at, and so I did. I dropped it off and the next day the repairman called me up and said,
"Well, I can't even begin to see what's wrong with your camera until I give it a good cleaning. It's covered in stickiness, dirt, and I don't know what else. Is that OK?" Sure, I told him, and gave him the go-ahead to do the work. "Do you have a case for this camera?" he asked. I laughed and said I keep it in my purse. I don't think he 'got it', but whatever.
A few hours later he called me again and told me some part that holds the flash was broken, and that it needed to be replaced. I gave him the OK to replace it. "You must use this camera a lot. I've never seen such a dirty camera before." I giggled and told him it was my work camera, which it kind of is I guess. He told me it took a couple of hours just to clean everything out. I beamed with pride.
Another few hours later he called me back again, to tell me that the some sensor pin was broken, and that he had to replace this as well. I asked him how much this was going to cost me, and he told me a price that was cheaper than a new camera, so I told him to go ahead with the work. I went back to what I was doing. I cringed when I saw his number come up on my phone, wondering what the Hell could possibly be wrong now, and he laughed and told me that the entire top of the camera needed to be replaced, because it was cracked in numerous places. He told me it was a miracle that it was still working, and asked me if I ever dropped the camera before. After I stopped laughing I told him yeah, I've dropped that camera a few times, and he said, yeah, I can see that, hahaha He told me that it would take at least a week to get the part in, and so I gave him my credit card number and had the parts ordered. Still cheaper than a new camera. The moral of the story? There is none! LOL I just thought it was a funny thing to share. :-)
Everything's updated. Pictures of The People's Whiskey playing @ the Dive bar just posted, and you can click here to check them out. I heard that Shaman Smith Studios is already closing down - anyone confirm / deny?