OK, so I lost my job a couple of weeks ago. Last Sunday, I was looking through the want ads in the paper, and couldn’t find anything I was qualified for, unless I want to take a $6.00 an hour job, and, hey, I have rent and bills to pay, six an hour won’t cover my expenses- at least not if I want to buy groceries, too. Anyhoo, Monday, I was trying to do an online job search, with similar results- all the jobs required experience and knowledge of software that I don’t have (my computer will soon be celebrating its sixth birthday, if I let it live.) Of course, all the programs kept freezing up on me, and I kept having to reboot. Mind you, I was extremely depressed to begin with- had just finished up with one crying jag and was getting ready to go into another- and the damned machine froze up one too many times. I threw my wireless keyboard on the floor and stomped on it. So, I had to go out and buy a new keyboard.
Well, then I started finding that I couldn’t log onto the SDMB, among other favorite sites. And programs continued to freeze up on me. So, in a fit of pique, I reformatted my hard drive. I didn’t just restore it to its original settings, I wiped the hard drive clean and started over. Woo-hoo, that was a fun-filled afternoon.
The computer seems to be behaving itself now, so I guess it learned its lesson.
Computers and their peripherals will obey me, or be destroyed.