A 47-year-old housewife from Leigh On Sea has admitted that she bought a £2300 MacBook Air as it ‘looks nice.’
Michelle De Noosh, a mother of three children from The Ridgeway, purchased the laptop last weekend after taking advice from husband Nathan – a fine arts and artisan soft cheese importer.
She said: ‘Lots of my mum friends have businesses and they all have these really thin white Apple laptops that weigh like nothing at all. I’ve never really used a computer before but I realised that I needed one.’
‘I don’t run my own business, but I spend a lot of time on Facebook – the man at the Apple Store in London said that this computer would be perfect.’
‘He said that it has a Retina display as well and it’s amazing. It makes the words on Facebook look like something I am reading in a paper copy of Country Life.’
‘It’s a great thing to have for when I am out and about in Leigh. If I am enjoying a Fairtrade coffee on Leigh Road I can just whip it out and type a letter or something as I haven’t figured out how the WiFi works yet.’
‘A photographer approached me in a coffee shop last week and asked me if I would like to model for him while holding it. I had my first shoot yesterday and I think it went well.’
We asked Mrs De Noosh if she was now thinking of getting any other Apple products.
She said: ‘I think I will ask for an Apple Watch for Christmas. I am always in situations where I need to know the time, and one of those would do the job perfectly.’
We spoke to Marlon Sheepwich, a tech analyst at the University of Thundersley, and he said that Mrs De Noosh is following a growing trend for high-end low-knowledge consumerism in the town.
He said: ‘In the area of Leigh On Sea in Essex, the IT Equipment Value to Ability ratio has never been higher, and it may be down to an explosion in the creative and artistic industry.’
‘However, there is a negative side to this explosion in South Essex MacBook ownership. From January to June 2016, there were more than 150 mental health admissions at Southend Hospital involving people having breakdowns and psychotic episodes resulting from losing access to a right-click button.’