Dear Canon S90:
We had a good run. Thanks for the thousands of photos that you provided during your two years of active service. Now, I send you on a mission, a mission impossible, if you will. You’ll be going to stay with one Mr. Tony Lester. This, my friend, will be an arduous journey, the likes of which you have never experienced. Things will ‘happen’ to you. You’ll start to malfunction for ‘no apparent reason’. You’ll endure scrapes, bruises, dings, scratches in places that you could have never imagined. Your plastic parts will probably break off for ‘no reason at all’.
You’ve traveled with me from the north to the south. You even went as a backup when I went to Australia, all with no complaint. You were a true star!
No! This is not a punishment, though it sounds like one. I’m just passing you on to my son. However, it seems that this phrase is quite fitting for your voyage: No good deed goes unpunished.
To say that Tony is hard on electronics would be quite the understatement, to be sure. Of the items that I’ve passed along to him, none of them have survived. The last thing, a MacBook Pro, in perfect condition when I gave it to him, survived less than year. It overheated (for some reason). Well, it could be that he was watching it in bed and had the covers over it ‘for some reason’, then fell asleep and it turned off all by itself. The computer before that, a Dell, came apart at the hinge between the screen and the keyboard – could it be because he would carry it by the screen for some odd reason? A screen is not a handle, I kept telling him.
If you ask him, of course not. It was just ‘old’. Funny, I never had any problems with it. Around Christmas of last year, he got an iPhone 4S, as an upgrade. I bought him an Otterbox to protect it. He used that for a few weeks, then said that it was too bulky to fit in his suit, so he stopped using it. Long story short, last time that I saw the phone, there is a nice crack in the glass. What can I say?
This is the first/last donation of camera equipment. As I sent the S90 to its final destination, I looked at its condition. Perfect. I wonder how long it will be before ‘something goes wrong’ with it. I’m betting 6 months or less! LOL
It will be the camera’s fault, you know. It was weak from my use, or perhaps that I didn’t toughen it up enough. Regardless, I must adhere to the rule: Mr. Tony Lester is never wrong!
Bon voyage old friend! R.I.Pieces.