Trolling. Been there, done that, amirite?
In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses and normalizing tangential discussion, whether for the troll’s amusement or a specific gain.
It’s one thing to troll with abandon, but it’s something else again to troll under the guise of serious analysis or experienced perspective. Guess which one this is?
A Microsoft salesman gave me a clever reason to dump my iPhone
I use Office at work, but I’m not that gullible.
Have you ever wondered how — or even why — Microsoft is offering $650 to switch from iPhone to Samsung’s latest phones?
I was on a mindless stroll when I saw the sign.
Stroll? Troll? In techno-jargon is there any difference?
Placed outside a Microsoft store, it declared that I’d get up to $650 if I wandered in and gave them my phone in exchange for a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
Nice phone. Better than an iPhone 11 Pro? Battery life? Camera? Trade-in value? Anything?
It’s hard, indeed, to justify spending more than $1,000 on a phone. Which is, these days, really a camera.
And what does that make a $200 Android phone with a camera?
Still, this Microsoft store was empty and, as I stood in the doorway, a salesman walked past with a cloth, cleaning the gadgets.
Not because it was his job (it was) but because he wanted to (he didn’t).
Oh, empty? Shocker. Don’t eat at a roadside cafe when there are no trucks outside or customers inside.
In short, he was offered $650 for last year’s iPhone XR which is available new today for $599 at the Apple Store– if he would buy a Samsung Galaxy Note+ loaded to the gills like a Surface Pro notebook.
The sales guy?
Six months ago, I knew nothing about computers, nothing about phones. Now I’m teaching six-, seven-, eight-year-olds how to run a business on these things
OK. Anybody see anything wrong with this scenario? We’re being punked, right? Trolled? Yes.
[He] promised me that a lot of iPhone users are flocking in to buy the Note 10’s
The store was empty. Oh, and switching from iPhone to Samsung is painful, right?
It’s all in your mind. You need to have a growth mindset. That’s what leaving your iPhone behind represents. Growth
And a hidden supply of pharmaceuticals.
So, I checked the Comments section to see how real internet trolls responded to this crash course in crazy.
Zero comments. Even trolls know when they’re being trolled.