Girl expects iPod, receives lecture

December 31, 2007 | 13:32

Tags: #ipod #manifesto

Companies: #wal-mart

Reports are circulating on the web of several disappointed iPod-owners-to-be who opened their iPod packages expecting to see a shiny piece of design perfection and instead were treated to a Unabomber-style rant according to MyFox.

Unwrapping the present, one little girl found that the iPod box actually contained an immaculately-wrapped rock and a photocopied note reading:

"RECLAIM YOUR MIND FROM THE MEDIAS [sic] SHACKLES. READ A BOOK AND RESSURECT [sic] YOURSELF...TO CLAIM YOUR CAPITALISTIC GARBAGE GO TO YOUR NEAREST APPLE STORE."

The manager of the Washington D.C. Wal-mart store the iPod was purchased from claimed that there have been multiple customers returning empty boxes all brandishing the same note, written in a chilling kidnapper-esque typewriter font.

Each customer has been given a full refund - after all, would you want to risk a replacement from a store containing at least one product-tampering anti-capitalist employee?

So far it seems to be nothing more than a prank carried out by an employee of the Wal-Mart store, as all the reports are so far centered around that area of Washington D.C.

Wal-Mart are keeping shtum on the matter though, and so far no-one has worked out what actually happened to the iPods that should have been in the boxes. I wonder if the iUnabomber's personal moral code precludes the listing of several boxless iPods on eBay?

Did you receive anything this Christmas that wasn't what it claimed to be, or has it all been plain sailing present-wise? Give us the low-down via the forums.
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