Monday, June 16, 2008

Beignets, Busted Cameras and Best Buy

Beniets and Cafe Au Lait at Cafe Du Monde

Rising late one morning in New Orleans with plans to have beignets at Cafe Du Monde in the French Market, we discovered that our camera was dead - the LCD was completely fried. Undeterred (ok, somewhat deterred and very pissed off, but still resilient) we marched down with our broken camera to have breakfast.

Nice beignets, good coffee, perfunctory (but efficient) service, and sub-optimal photos (you try switching your camera to macro when you can't see the menus...)

Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

That was our morning (ok, early afternoon). The rest of the afternoon was spent locating, driving to, and patronizing a camera selling establishment. I'm an almost 100% online shopper these days when it comes to electronics, so this was new territory for me (and not how I planned on spending one of my afternoons in New Orleans).

A few blue shirts and a few hours (that I'll never get back) later, we had a new camera and were back in business.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael - I'd say that there's no difference between shopping online and Big Blue n' Yellow...you basically have to know what you want ahead of time. You do waste more gas and time at BB, though!

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