NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- This past Saturday, I decided to hit one of the New York City Apple (AAPL - Get Report) Stores I had never been in. SoHo. Prince and Greene. One of the best neighborhoods in urban America.
I needed something anyway. An external microphone to use for TheBeach Meets TheStreet.
The way things went down disturbed me. I can't simply cast this off as the status quo . . . as something that existed under Steve Jobs, therefore we shouldn't squawk as it continues on Tim Cook's watch.
I asked an Apple Store employee for help. Pickings were slim in the external mic department. Or, as an employee said to me, "We don't have shit here" (pardon the French, but those were his exact words . . . verbatim). After showing me the lone option, he suggested I just take the five-minute walk to Best Buy (BBY - Get Report) where he figured I would find better selection.Frankly, I don't want to relive that soul-sucking experience so I will just let my Tweets from Saturday tell the story: