He Got With The Program
I’ve known Ali for 12 years and in those 12 years I must have said, “Stop procrastinating and get with the program” about 3,120* times.
Well guess what? Yesterday Ali Got With the Program. Allow me to give you a quick overview of the aforementioned miracle:
7:00 am: “Ali, my computer has a DLL error.”
7:01 am: “Oh my God, that’s not good. Not good at all.”
7:02 am: Ali troubleshoots.
7:10 am: Ali backs up my computer.
7:20 am: Ali takes my computer to have his tech guys troubleshoot and leaves me with a Netbook.
8:30 am: My carpal tunnel is 200% worse thanks to a keyboard better suited to Maya’s fingers.
11:20 am: The Netbook shuts down on its own. Twice. I scream in frustration.
12:00 pm: I finally realize that my iPad can be useful at times.
4:00 pm: I shut the Netbook down. I turn the iPad off. My wrists and fingers thank me.
4:05 pm – 6:30 pm: Maya works my last nerve while at the park. I try to ignore her and Google “carpal tunnel treatments” on my iPhone.
6:35 pm: I come home to this:
When Ali means business…he means business. Now I just need to figure out how to get him to apply the same vigor when it comes to putting his clothes IN the hamper instead of on top.
In the meantime, please say a few prayers for my troubled laptop. My carpal tunnel would appreciate a prayer or two as well.
*5 times a week X 52 weeks a year X 12 years – please note this is a conservative estimate.