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Word of Advice: Do Not Run Over Your Macbook Pro

A word to the wise, or those who are impatient and in a hurry constantly, namely me … do not run over your MacBook Pro like I did last night. MacbBooks are excellent machines. They are beautifully designed, come loaded with incredible media software, and they withstand viruses better than the average laptop.

My MacBook Pro arrived in the Spring of 2010, after I finally decided to retire my 2005 black MacBook. My MacBook Pro has held my life in pictures and sound for the past three years, and now it’s gone … because I ran over it. Seriously, I wish I were kidding. The proof is in the photo.

Mandee's broken laptop

You may ask yourself, “How can a person unintentionally drive over their computer?” Well, it’s possible when you’re constantly in a hurry. My wonderful boyfriend was being a gentleman last night and assisted me by carrying my laptop out to my car. Because the car was locked, he placed it at the rear of the vehicle for easy loading. In my haste to return home and take care of my pets, I hopped into the car and attempted to back out of the driveway, and that’s when I heard and felt the bump.

Fearing that I had a flat tire, I pulled back up the driveway and felt it again. Upon exiting the vehicle, I found my laptop bag torn at the bottom of the drive. I took it inside, removed the laptop from the bag, and you see the results. My beloved MacBook Pro, containing all of my photographs from my trip to Italy last fall and all of my music, was warped and shattered.

I was devastated. I cried and cried some more. Hopefully the hard drive is still intact. I will find out Saturday when I visit the Genius at the Apple store in Dallas. In the meantime I intend to slow down, and watch where I put my iPhone because losing it would really be a disaster.

Which leaves me to wonder … what is the most valuable thing you’ve accidentally destroyed, and how?


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