Earlier in the summer when the temperatures started creeping into the 90′s my air contioning went fritzy.
“Mrs. moosh, it looks like your A/C fixed with parts and labor will be $1,300.”
I didn’t think it through, I didn’t even consider getting a second opinion. Had it been something like brakes? Eh, negotiable. But A/C?
Fix it and fix it now.
That brings me to my camera.
It had been acting a little fritzy itself and I took it into a camera store just to make sure it wasn’t me.
“Mrs. moosh, your camera doesn’t focus. It needs to be fixed.”
“Focus? Pshaw. It still kind of works, right? I can make do…I don’t want to part with it.”
“Mrs. moosh? You’re an idiot, your camera doesn’t focus. Not a negotiable feature.”
“Fine. Fix it and fix it now.”
Then I learned that “fix it and fix it now” doesn’t apply to SLR cameras. It’s more like “we’ll fix it eventually and it should be back in 4 to 6 weeks.”
WEEKS PEOPLE. WEEKS.
I’m twitching without it. My right index finger is growing weak and becoming depressed from shutter withdrawl.
Colors are brighter and magical fairies riding tiny little unicorns appear in flowery meadows on a daily basis, only you’re going to have to just believe me because I don’t have a camera to prove it. A photographer was even the Higglytown Hero today.
The Disney Channel is mocking my pain.
I realize I live a blessed life, and that my camera is just a thing (I’m sorry camera, I don’t mean it! I LOVE YOU!) But there are just a few comforts and luxuries I don’t love going without in life.
A/C and my Camera.