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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

PostHeaderIcon I have enough connectivity to make me want to kill myself

originally posted on myspace.com on April 18, 2006
 
I have enough connectivity to make my want to kill myself

As I received a call last night at 9:30 from someone needing information for a container that was being held up in customs...... I realized I have just enough connectivity to make me want to kill myself

Honestly. I have:
  • two desks
  • laptop computer
  • two desktop computers
  • a scanner
  • a printer/fax/copier
  • a cell phone
  • A PDA
  • a headset
  • ten zillion loose CDs/DVDs and miscellaneous documentation packets scattered about
  • not to mention all the personal pieces of technology, digital camera, video camera, etc.
Wanna know which pieces are on the fritz?

The ones I need to do my job. Yup. Somebody please shoot me. If i can't connect to the network while someone is calling me with a problem, what good is all that technology?

My cell phone, the one all my business calls forward to? Well, it dials nicely, and people can hear me loud and clear, but I can't hear a thing. If I hunch over with my hands clamped over my ears and around the phone, squeeze my eyes shut and do Kegels, I can just barely hear a gnat-like buzzing instead of my voice mail, my coworker, Mom, Mr. President, whomever.

Also? My laptop broke up with the wireless network last Thursday and won't even recognize it now. The IT guy and I have been over every byte of the damn thing and can't figure it out, so it's now all packaged up and waiting for the FedEx man (at least he's cute and it's an excuse to talk to a cute guy during the day - lol).

And I gotta tell you, there's nothing quite like realizing mid-installation that the serial codes are written on the CD. Mmm-mm.

*load*
*wait*
*click*
*click*
*click*
*click*
*type*
*type*
*type*
*click*
"Fuck!"
*eject*
*read*
*load again*
*click again*
*click again*
*click again*
*click again*
*type again*
*type again*
*type again*
*click again*
"Fuck a duck!"
*eject again*
*enter zeroes in place of the letter "o"*
*read yet again*
*load yet again*
*click yet again*
*click yet again*
*click yet again*
*click yet again*
*type yet again*
*type yet again*
*type yet again*
*click yet again*
*"Yessss!"

Well, you know where I'll be. I figure I'll be up and running just as the Chicago office empties for the night. But I'll be ready *just in case* I'm needed at 9:30pm again while watching a new episode of Medium (yes, I'm a 1hour drama junkie).

So, if you can't reach me on our 800#, my direct line, texting me, calling me on my cell or my home number, Im'ing me on yahoo, msn, or aol , or by any of my 3 email addresses...... chances are I'm just ignoring you. I have just enough connectivity to make me want to kill myself.

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