My Horrible Day So Far

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“We have encountered a technical problem,” simpers the evil computer. “Please try again later.” And again, and again, and again…

I knocked myself out yesterday to write a Newswithviews column, and then the unspeakable devil of a computer refused to send it. This morning we tried for going on 90 minutes to get the thing to work. I even typed the freakin’ column all over again so I could send it on the other machine—with exactly the same result!

I admit I screamed and pounded on the floor.

And of course we couldn’t buy all our regular groceries yesterday, although I was in the store for twice as long as normally, so we had to go back out today and try Whole Foods. It’s not my kind of store. I want regular working-class food, not this hoity-toity past lives stuff. Well, at least I was able to get wax paper, lettuce, and eggs.

I don’t know about you, but for both Patty and me, this Chinese Death Monster Virus scare has begun to take on an air of unreality. Like, are we stuck in some stupid movie somewhere? Is Kevin Kostner going to turn up in our parking lot?

And it’s kind of like being poor, only you have money… but what good is money if there’s nothing you can buy with it? I am too old to take up a whole new way of life, that of being poverty-stricken.

And still I can’t send the flippin’ email. The computer says no, not allowed.

I hate technology.

13 comments on “My Horrible Day So Far

  1. I had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, too. Don’t ask. I’m sorry for your rotten computer and low tech trials and tribulations, but you’re not alone. It’s a conspiracy I tell you! I hope I helped you to feel better – lol.

    1. It will pass. I always feel that way. Remember, a glass of brandy and a cigar. For me it’s a bowl of ice cream, chocolate candy and a bag of potato chips. I don’t know what i’m gonna be when I grow up – maybe fat. Maybe I need a drink and a cigar too.

    2. Ice cream does it for me, too — but woe is me, I’ve given up ice cream for Lent, as I always do. 🙁

    3. I can imagine every day being worse than the other. There’s more to faith than, well, just having it. Keeping it is sometimes a challenge.

    1. lol – you’re a better man than I Gunga Din. I bawl like a frustrated baby and curse everyone down the production line!

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