My Computer

I would never want to babysit computers. They are stubborn, self-righteous, and self-centered. Not to insult cats, but like cats, computers don’t come when you call them. I believe that when a cat comes when called, it is because they wanted to come in the first place. It is just coincidental timing between command and coming.

Cats will come when you put food out for them. In fact a cat will remind the master when it is time to eat. A cat can be silent all day and night but meow rabidly when it wants food. So what do you feed a computer?

My computer is a morning computer. It likes it when I go on line early in the morning. I am a morning person so, for the most part, we are compatible. But sometimes I just don’t get around to it early on. It also hates working on Sundays and holidays. With the Fourth of July coming tomorrow, I should write tomorrow’s blog today and get up at 12:01 am to publish it.

Yesterday, Bernie did a little trick. He unplugged the router for ten seconds and plugged it in again. It didn’t work right away, but about ten minutes later, I was able to get on line. I have no idea why that works. When I told him, he said, “I guess we just have to be patient.” Did you ever hear that quip: “Be careful when you ask for patience”? The implication is that when you do so, all sorts of situations will arise that force you to practice patience.

I suppose this means that once I achieve patience, my computer will begin to cooperate. Oh my gosh, I just realized that computers are also controlling, passive-aggressive, and codependent. I think it may need a counselor.

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3 Responses to My Computer

  1. Judy S says:

    That was funny!

  2. Janet says:

    Judy, I agree that computers can be stubborn little creatures likely to let you down when you most need them, but I might be able to help with some of your woes. You say your computer behaves better in the morning and that turning off the router help. Is it possible that your router is overheating? Mine gets flakey in the summer when thd heat rises. I’ve taken to turning it off and letting it cool down once a day and it really seems to help. Good luck! Love your blog!

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