Tuesday, July 15, 2008

BAD, BAD COMPUTER !

A few days ago, my computer, my near and dear laptop, had a meltdown. I was furiously typing away when all of a sudden, it decided to take a nap. It went to sleep, and would not wake up. Panic time!
I immediately called the resident computer guru in my
house, Alex, and he came to see what he could do. "Mom," he said, "I don't know what you did this time. I can not get it to come back on. Take it in to the computer store, and let them see." I was sad. I was upset. I was devastated. I really had done nothing different than I had always done. Really! I could just hear Don. He takes great delight in saying to me..."Tonja, you could tear up an anvil." And I must admit I do tend to be unlucky around my electronic toys. So, the next day, I took it to the store and asked them to fix it. And I waited...for almost a week. They called me and said it was ready. ( Now, I hate to tell you the rest of the story...I really do. But, I try to tell the whole truth...as much as I can...so here goes. ) I went to pick it up. "That will be $50.00,"he said. Well that was not as much as I expected. I figured it would be much more than that. "What was wrong with it?", I asked. "Well, we ran a diagnostic check on it and everything checked out fine...nothing was wrong," he said. Did you hear that? NOTHING WAS WRONG!!!I felt like my computer was doing this to me.

How could I have thought something was wrong? I don't feel quite so bad since Alex thought something was wrong, too. The nice man at the computer store said that maybe I should consider getting this computer instead of the one I currently own.
Very funny.
He kind of smiled when he said it, but I could tell he was serious. So, I paid him and took my computer and left. Getting in the car all I could think was, "I am dumb as dirt. Who takes their computer in to be fixed when NOTHING is wrong with it? Who does things like that?" I bet the computer fixer was thinking,"Hey, easy money...hope she comes back!" However, the worst insult came when I got home and booted up my dear friend and this message came up...

How tacky is that? I mean, I have told this computer all my stories, showed it all my pictures, introduced her to all my friends. And then she says things like that! Oh well, I think I'll just go to the mall. I'm looking for something...

10 comments:

Jillian, Inc. said...

Oh my heavens, that was hilarious! And how lucky you got out of the computer store only $50 lighter.

Lynne said...

I hate computers! I swear they have a mind of their own. Mine will mess up for me, but when I try to show someone else, it works fine. It's like having a toothache until you get in the dentist's chair, then it's gone.

That other computer is cute though!

justabeachkat said...

Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read this! The other morning I opened an e-mail from our girlfriend Sandi (Holding Patterns) and I literally spewed milk from my cereal all over my keyboard. Thanks for a good belly laugh.

Hugs!
Kat
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Sherrie said...

LOL!! I think that you are very much smarter than dirt!!! :)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Thanks for the laughs and the comic pictures.

LivingTheLife said...

I have had days like that...well, actually a LOT of days like that!!

Didn't you just want to reach over and OH!! I don't know SLAP that guy?? How dare he tell you he ran a diagnostic test and nothing was wrong, at least he could have made up something...like a piece of Dorito was stuck in the keyboard or something!! Geez...Mr. Computer Fixer guy...if we all had a diagnostic checker thingy...we could check it ourselves...instead of paying you $50.00 to not only tell me nothing is wrong...but add insult to injury by suggesting I needed a more "user" friendly type computer...smarty pants!

Ha, I just loved this post...makes me feel a lot better...gave me a chance to laugh...something I haven't done much of today...I've been trying on bathing suits...nuff said!!

Blessings...
Teresa

nancygrayce said...

If you find the brain de-scrambling device let me know. I need one badly! I would have panicked too! Recently DH's computer wouldn't wake up and it is the one I write checks on so I panicked big time. Of course, he got home and it started right up. Things just don't like me that's all!!!

Musicaljean said...

Just like my car - I hear and feel all these problems with it, get my mechanic hubby to drive it - everything sounds, feels, works just fine. It's just disgusting.

Yep, thanks for the good, good laugh.

andi said...

You are in RARE FORM!!!!! Love the post! SOOO funny!:)

He Knows My Name said...

tonja, you are just so funny!