Wednesday, October 20, 2010

returned one

Popped into my local Canadian Tire on the way home from work. Returned the bad Celestron FirstScope. "What's wrong?" the clerk at the Customer Service counter asked. All the technical responses went through my head: primary mirror cannot be aligned; secondary mirror not squarely glued; chromatic colour at low power; coma at high power; cannot focus; cannot collimate with centering eyepiece or laser collimator... Nope. None of those will do.

"It doesn't work," I replied.


Unknown said...

Your response to the clerk is PRICELESS

Anonymous said...

I fail to see the humour in the response - probably because I am not an astro geek. Perhaps if you said "wrong size" or "colour doesn't match my decor", I might have issued a little chuckle. Oh well, one less thing to pack and move.

bla said...

Yep. Gotta be an astro geek to get it.