Since my edits are due Thanksgiving week, today’s blog post is going to be short but funny. This true story as told to me by an IT guy*:
My friend called me up and said, “Hey, Ryan! My computer has a virus on it. What should I do?”
I sighed. “We’ll have to clean it. I’ll be over in a few hours to help.”
When I arrived a few hours later, a computer was on his kitchen table. It was spotless, like it had just come out of a box. Confused, I asked, “Did you get a new computer?”
He chuckled. “Doesn’t it look great? No, I just put it in the bathtub to clean it like you suggested.”
I stared in horror, looking from him to the computer. I cleared my throat twice before I could speak. “D-d-did you submerse the entire thing?”
He frowned at me. “Of course, how else would I clean it? I used bar soap and a washcloth.”
My head was spinning. I walked over to the computer to take a look at the damage. Maybe there was still a way to save it. “Uh, Dave, you didn’t try to turn it on yet, did you?”
“Oh, yes,” he said, nodding. “Soon as I got it out of the tub, I wanted to check if it was fixed, you know, in case you didn’t need to come over. Made a popping sound and shut off. Wasn’t sure if that was a sign it was working.”
Clenching my jaw against the wave of expletives threatening to spill out, I pulled the casing off the computer to examine the motherboard. Everything was completely fried. “I’m sorry Dave, but you’re going to need a new computer.”
He stared at me dumbfounded. “But…but why?”
Trying to make him feel better, I gripped his shoulder and said, “Because this one wasn’t a waterproof model.” Then with a smile, I left.
Good luck with your NaNoWriMo friends! Remember, don’t bathe your computers…unless they’re waterproof.
*names have been changed to protect the innocent
Fun Fact: November 12 is known for:
- Chicken Soup for the Soul Day!
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Wishing You Laughter & Good Books,
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Be careful what you wish for…
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