Monday, April 16, 2007

Look, Mom! Geeks!!

I am still on a feverish hunt for a laptop and let me just say, buying our last house was simpler than what I've gone through for this thing.

Saturday the kids and I took off for Joplin to see what Best Buy had to offer. We pulled into the parking lot and there were three Geek Squad VW's parked in front of the store. Abby gasped from the middle seat and grabbed my shoulder.

"Mom! What are THOSE?"

I grinned and said, "Those are Geek Squad cars. Cool huh?"

"Totally. So.......what's a Geek Squad?"

"Geek Squad is a company of really smart folks who can answer all sorts of techy questions. I'd love to be a Geek......." I said, trailing off in a reverie of geeky daydreaming while I parked the van.

"And this store has Geek Squad people?" she asked.


"Sam! Ohmygosh! Sam, there are Geeks inside this store! We are going to see GEEKS!" She had turned around in her seat by then and was bouncing like a chihuahua on meth.

We went in the store which was crazy busy. We spoke to a really nice guy from HP because all of the official Geeks were busy helping the frazzled folks who got in the store quicker than we did. I didn't find what I wanted and needed so we left. I was sitting in the van, digging through my purse so I could call Bub, our official Family Geek. I heard Abby sigh dejectedly behind me.

"What's wrong, Ab?"

"We didn't see any Geeks."

"Ya think?"

"Well, I didn't see any."

"You didn't? Remember all those guys in khaki pants and white shirts?"


"Those, my dear, were Geeks."

There was a moment of silence before she finally said, "And they looked so normal."


Stewed Hamm said...

I never realized us geeks were so in demand... man, kids are weird.

Queen Of Cheese said...

It amazes me how little our kids are trully exposed to in this neck of the woods! Geeks are a whole field trip just waiting to happen.

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