Martha Stewart is just like us. Well, in the sense that even the queen of domestic bliss isn't immune to a hissy fit when technology fails us.
The TV personality took to Twitter on Thursday to complain about her cracked iPad, which had fallen on the ground. A shattered tablet can happen to the best of us, but Stewart then shared that she thought Apple might come pick it up and fix it for her.
"I just dropped my iPad on the ground and shattered two glass corners. What to do? does one call Apple to come and pick it up or do I take it?," Stewart tweeted to her 2.8 million followers.
The rest was a perfect recipe for disaster, so to speak.
While Stewart said in a later tweet that she was joking, it surely didn't seem that way. "I am still waiting for an apple rep to come pick up my IPad. No action yey." And it didn't stop there.
Maybe I have had a good entrepreneurial idea? Apple Now? Like same day delivery from Amazon? I think I am on to something. Same day fixit!!!— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) September 26, 2013
So is it time to put out the fires and admit I was just pissed off at the fact my precious ipad shattered and I wanted to make light of it??— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) September 26, 2013
Stewart then publicly said that Apple's public relations team was "mad" about her tweets and that this very iPad was given to her by Steve Jobs himself.
However, while the rush of tweets went viral very quickly -- the first one has over 1,600 retweets -- Stewart said they were taken out of context. One tweet, if we understand it correctly, says she didn't want to deal with it silently.
but it is impossible so i will deal with it all silently and hope that apple will fix everything so i can function again with proper tools— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) September 27, 2013
When contacted by ABC News, Stewart's publicists said she did not have any further comment on the iPad situation.
Stewart is a known techie, attending tech conferences and describing herself as an "experimental entrepreneur." However, she seems to think that iPads should be unbreakable.
Let's now talk turkey: Ipads addictive,awesome,expensive. Glass should /could be unbreakable. That the iPad works with cracked corners-great— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) September 27, 2013
Good news for Ms. Stewart is that some new iPads are on the way and expected to be released by Apple next month. Perhaps she'll get Apple to bring her one after all, though a protective case might be a sound investment.