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02 January 2015 @ 05:43 pm
THIS IS THE END THAT GOES IN THE COMPUTER  
See, here's the thing - I may not be totally tech-illiterate, but I DO know which end of a USB stick plugs in. Either that or I need to find a laptop with a bigger USB slot. I didn't appreciate the Vodafone salesman telling me that, though, when I went into the store to replace my mobile broadband dongle, which stopped working just after I loaded another years' worth of internet on it. I don't use it often, it's more a backup and for use when I travel, but every Boxing Day I load it up again for the coming year. Having shelled out $125 for the coming year I was in no mood to be asked "are you going to keep using the internet?" and then be told which end of the new dongle plugs in... seriously dude do I look that mentally incompetent?

Well maybe I am, at that. The poem I posted yesterday? I've now taken down, having suddenly realised that the little C in a circle means that despite the age of the poem's form, the poem itself is still under copyright.

No wonder my phone is over two years old, though, and well out of contract. Apart from the fact that I still LIKE my phone, the whole process of buying a new one is daunting. It really shouldn't be that hard.

Don't know what's going on with my legs. Walking around yesterday and thought my thighs felt a bit jelly-ish, like I'd been exercising, but I hadn't exercised since Tuesday and I was fine on Wednesday, walking to and from the bus stop plus a trek uptown at lunchtime that would have been just over 2km round trip. Then today when I woke up my thigh muscles were screaming! No idea what that's all about. Maybe I've been sleepwalking, up and down my back steps. Really can't explain it otherwise.

Knocked off early today, as in 1.30pm. Only two salespeople were working today, and the loans just weren't coming through for approval. After spending a couple of hours browsing realestate.com.au I was finally told to pack up and go. Yay for early marks!
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on January 2nd, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)

I think the trouble is that those salespeople aren't really taught much about how the products actually work and so they're always hoping the simplest explanation will suffice so they won't have to admit to that... at least that's what I like to think is happening on my more charitable days. *g*

Have you been drinking enough water? Sometimes dehydration can cause the muscles to feel really overworked.

Congratulations on your early start to the weekend. :D
miwahni: Random Computer says nomiwahni on January 3rd, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
That's being very charitable indeed. I just wanted to smack him and tell him that my first computer was a Texas Instruments job with no onboard storage at all (plug into a cassette job) that you had to program in BASIC to get it to do anything at all - before he was even born. Instead I thanked him for his explanation. Why do I do that? Seriously why do I put up with his condescending bullshit, except that I know he means well?

I keep a bottle of water on my desk at work and drink quite a bit, so I don't think it's that. Just, really random :-(.