I needed a DVI cord for a new 2nd monitor (the one on sale at Fry's assumed it was to be plugged it into a PC, so of course it didn't include one), so I zipped down the hill to the Mac store at University Village. I brought along my Macbook, as I had a couple of questions to ask someone with greater knowledge than me.
The greeter at the door asked what I was looking for. "Well, I have this problem with my laptop I was hoping someone could tell me about. When I close the lid and reopen it, it loses the wireless connection, and I have to reconnect manually."
"That's not how Macs work. It reconnects automatically."
"Exactly. I was hoping someone could help me."
"You don't understand, It doesn't do that. A Mac will reconnect automatically to a wireless connection."
I clenched my teeth. "That's why I'm here! I want to know what I can do about it, if there's some setting..."
"There must be something really wrong with your computer. Macs don't do that..."
I like my Macs. I really do. They're the best computers I've ever owned. But this faith-based, reality-challenged thing with the Mac crowd is really getting to me. I looked for my cord. They had none. "Well, the monitors we sell come with a DVI cable, so there's really no need to carry them."