The weekend is almost over and I thought, “Hey why don’t we rant about something? We’ve missed our weekend rant episodes for a few weeks now. Apologies for that. For this week’s, we look at one (funny but) annoying scenario I always find myself in.
Sometime ago, while working on my laptop, my phone buzzed. It was a ping on BBM. I never liked my phone vibrating whenever a ping arrives, so I picked it up, scrolled to BBM settings and disabled it. What then caused this ping? Ok! One of my friends wanted to find out something from me, and here’s how our conversation proceeded:
“Chibex, Please Blackberry Z30 and Innjoo which one is better?”
The question turned my brain 360 degrees. I had to pause for some seconds to recollect myself.
“Which Innjoo?“, I replied, with an glum look on my face.
“HD1“, he answered.
Rephrased properly, this question should go like this, “Which is better between the Blackberry Z30 and Innjoo HD1?”
I found this question very difficult to answer. If you think broadly, you’ll know reasons why. A typical Android fan boy would blatantly say the Innjoo One is better. But then, there are other factors at play here. Looking at both phones more objectively, the Blackberry Z30 beats the Innjoo One on many fronts : Camera, audio quality, hardware etc. The only thing going for the Innjoo One is the mere fact that it runs Android, and maybe because it’s cheaper.
I thought of how to explain these concepts in the chat box, then another thought came in ,” Maybe the user of this device would determine the appropriate answer“.
I then asked him, “You wan buy am?”
“No; someone wey get Innjoo said it’s the best in the market now“, he replied.
I launghed hysterically 😀 SMH!! Typical Android fan boy speaking. This somewhat settled my mind.
I then replied, “It’s cheaper, so people like it, but this still depends on what you want to do with the phone“.
And there it was!! A perfect response. My friend was satisfied and my troubled mind got to rest. The typical user can ask very (simple looking but) cunning questions. Sometimes I wonder, maybe I know too much?
Why would you be pitting toghether two extremes and wanting to know which is better? Feels like someone asking me, Garri and Semovita, which is better? Ahhh!! *scratches head*
Have you ever faced this kind of situation? How did you wriggle out of it?