SOMETIMES MODERN LIFE JUST DOES NOT COMPUTE
I’m usually a “The glass is half full” kind of gal; except when it comes to technology. Then, all bets are off. Far as I’m concerned, life today is packed with modern inconveniences.
Take my email for instance. No, seriously . . . take it . . . somewhere, anywhere you like. ‘Cause right now I can’t get no email OR satisfaction.
Hey, hey, hey. That’s what I say.
For the past couple of weeks my email and Internet have not been accessible at key periods during the day. Since my cable provider also happens to be the gatekeeper to my cyberspace access, I assumed they had too many folks hooked up to the same little bit of electronic lifeline my computer and I have been clinging to.
But after placing a call to the service tech, who—to be fair—was really quite pleasant and helpful, I was told it’s a little traitor that resides atop my desk, the monster called MODEM (sounds like the name of a lethal cartoon character or a rampaging Viking, doesn’t it), who’s responsible for all the lack of messaging in my life of late.
Me, I’ve got my doubts. I still think that amazingly popular little electronic lifeline mentioned above is playing a role. But what do I know (when it comes to technology, pretty much nuthin’ actually)? Maybe MODEM and cable have teamed up against me in some type of electronic wrestling death match.
For which, I assure you, I’m incredibly ill-suited. So put your money on my foes.
Guess I’ll find out for sure what the problem is when the repair person shows up in just two short days. For which, I’m assured, I “probably” won’t have any additional charges since I already pay the exorbitant “Grab your ankles and bare your patootie” fee that’s supposed to cover such problems.
As I’m sure you can tell, I’m not the least bit bitter.
Just think, prior to this golden electronic age we live in today, without one call, text, Twitter or email Snow White still had enough faith in her future—and a man she had yet to meet—to flitter gracefully about, crooning “Someday my prince will come.”
Me, with all the advantages mentioned above at my disposal, I’m stuck here with little or no hope, sitting around, tapping my foot, waiting for the cable guy.
HOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT TYPE OF ELECTRONIC TROUBLES HAVE YOU FACED? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER, WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE ENXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.
Jaycie Cash blogs on a regular basis for Writerspace.com Her debut novel, MRS. GOODFELLER, is available through most major e-Book outlets, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’d love for you to like her Facebook Author page.