Hello Dear Readers!
So as you have seen from some of my posts that I am…hmm…shall we say different.
To illustrate my point let me tell you a story.
About 2 weeks ago I purchased a refurbished laptop during Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend.
Now before you tech heads start fussing at me about buying used when I could have had a new computer, let me explain my reasoning.
I only needed to accomplish 2 things with my laptop.
1) I needed to get on the internet and
2) I needed a word processing program.
That’s it! All the other stuff like cameras and HDMI’s and other such features would have been lost on me.
(Funny thing is my parents tend to turn to me for the tech gadget needs and explanations. Its like the blind leading the blind most times in my family.)
Anyway getting back to my story.
After only owning it a few days the screen froze up on me and died!
So I’m like ok maybe I’m missing something here?
So I take it back to the store and after about an hour they call me and tell me they are going to just give me another computer.
I pick up the computer and again I have a few days of fun with it and it does the exact same thing!
Now I’m sure that it can’t be me this time so I took it back to the store on this Monday and after a few hours they call me and say they are going to give me another laptop again.
The tech this time did everything he could think of to make sure this one would work properly and assured me that I wouldn’t have anymore problems.
So I, thinking that I’m so smart, take it the nearest Starbucks and for a few hours camp out at their store surfing the internet. I’m determined to make sure this will work before I go back home.
After a few hours of playing around, I’m eventually satisfied that everything is good to go.
I take my laptop to work Tuesday so that I can work on my book during my lunch break and when I go to turn it on the computer doesn’t seem to be booting up (I have no idea if that is the right tech term but it works for me.)
Now I’ve told you about going to the Starbucks near my job and how the Barista’s all pretty much know me by name. Well they also know about the issues I’ve been having with my laptop.
One of them was more upset about the whole thing than I was and it was my money!!!
She was like “You need to in there and set it off! Tell them they need to give you a new Macbook for free.”
Of course I’m upset about my computer, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve never been one to as my grandparents used to say ‘show my behind’ to get my point across.
So I take my laptop into the store during my lunch break and explain what’s going on now. My tech, (I call him my tech because Reggie and I have been through 2 computers now already.) Asks me a few questions as to what I’ve done with the computer since he last saw it then tries to open the dvd/burner drive.
The drive seemed to be stuck. So after playing around with the drive for a few minutes he finally opens it to reveal a blank cd-rom I had put in there to try and a burn a copy of a video I had made.
The reason my computer was taking so long to boot up was because it was trying to read a blank disk before it would finally quit and then move onto the desktop screen.
Now if I had taken my barista’s advice I would have looked like the biggest idiot in the world!
Just goes to show you, being cool, calm, and collected is definitely the way to go in life.
Have a great day readers!