It was about 4 years ago that we first met.
And it was about 6 years ago when I first decided I wanted an MP3-player.
I used to have two other MP3-players before you. I don't know their brands anymore. I just remembered that my first one only had 1GB and along with this not enough space for my MP3s. I got my second one because of 2GB space and because he was looking good. The truth was though that he was incredibly slow, it took minutes for it to scroll down or to select something, as the buttons appeared to be cheap as well. It wasn't long after that I decided to change schools.
There I met my best friend, Indis. We became friends after a while, and for her birthday she received an iPod nano, 3rd generation. My dad pretty much raised me with Macintosh's, and I was always more fond of PCs, because during my childhood there weren't as many program's running on the mac as well as the PCs. So I wasn't really thinking of this iPod as cool, or awesome.
Because we used to hang out a lot, she showed me everything her iPod was able to do. I always had to compare it to the crappy MP3-player I used that time (the slow one), and my decision was quickly made: I wanted one too.
So I went home and told my dad (as he is an Apple-Geek and knows the best places to get them) and a few days later, a package arrived, so I opened it. And so, I met you
You weren't just an ordinary MP3-players like the others used to be. You had 4GB of storage and you never ran out of it. You were with me during my hard times in live, including a lot of fan-flashes which made me out all 'important' music and videos onto you. You accompanied me through all 3 of my relationships and the break-ups. You traveled the world with me. And even though you've been with me all these times, you have always been working the way you were supposed to be. After these 4 years, the only thing happening to you were your buttons getting rusty, but nothing that bothered me much.
Who knows how much more time we could have spent together...
Saturday evening, 4th of June, I made an unforgivable mistake.
As I was out doing the laundry, I accidentally put you into the washing machine with my clothes, simply because I didn't check my pockets... I only noticed when I got one of my trousers out. jackwuff
tried to save him the whole evening, but we were pretty sure there was no way we could revive him... iscin
gave me good tips on how I to save you, but ut was too late.
You can't imagine how sad I am at this point. All the times we spent together feel like decades to me. And that day I realized I hadn't even given you a name. Just a few minutes before your death, I decided what I want to call you:
R.I.P. Nanao, you have always been a faithful friend to me!