Ever wondered how the guy who lost the new iPhone explained himself to his work mates the next day? Since Apple is now in damage control mode, we might never know exactly how the apology went. But here’s how it could have gone as imagined by Rupinder Gill, just to satisfy our Apple-flavored curiosity.
Shit, guys. I don’t even know what to say. I just want to apologize again. I am so sorry for whatever consequences this has for any of you.
If I could give back those last five beers, I would do it in a heartbeat. I don’t know why I let that girl look at it. That was a total disregard of our phones before hos mantra. Worst mistake of my life. I should have never taken the prototype out of its case, or taken the case from the protective cover, or taken the protective cover out of the lockbox. I should have never taken the lockbox out of the safe and I definitely should never have signed the contract that requires your right testicle if you lose the phone. It was a pretty painful morning, and I’m not referring to a hangover, though that didn’t help.
I’m not blaming anyone but myself. This was totally on me. But I’d like to point out that Kevin used the camera to get photos of us doing shots with those PR girls. Rod, you were the one that wanted to use the Shazam when the Justin Bieber song came on and if memory serves me correctly, it was Clarence who wanted to go on foursquare to see if his ex-wife and his cousin were at the same bar. But still, I should have known better.
Guys, I feel sick to my stomach that this happened. Mr. Jobs screamed at me so much that his turtleneck was totally drenched with sweat. HR told me that I’m not welcome at the staff karaoke night and they won’t accept any of my expense receipts. There’s $400 alone from our brainstorm lunch at Olive Garden, so if you guys wouldn’t mind pitching in…um, OK, forget it.
Rajesh, I know I have the files for the prototype somewhere on my iPad. It’s on my desk. Maybe look under ‘Top Secret Apple Files’. I printed that whole folder out but lost it in the parking lot of the tech conference last week. I’m sure it’ll turn up. The lawyers advised me to take a few months off so I’ll see you in 2011 for the 6G production.