So my iPhone had broken and I had to make the unfortunate trip into Southampton at the weekend to get it fixed.
What a horrible place it is, and that’s not just Southampton.
The Apple store at West Quay went straight in at number two of my list of shops I hate going in – just behind card shops.
It was absolutely heaving in there and this was on a Sunday.
And I had had to wait three days for my 10-minute slot.
But what I really found strange was all the people milling about outside the shop, all with their various Apple gadgets.
It reminded me of people standing outside pubs drinking beer and smoking.
I guess the Apple store is the geeks’ alternative.