THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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I decided my
computer was toast so off I went to Best Buy.I like Best Buy because they are only ten minutes away.
looked at my computer and informed me it would not turn on.
told me that it is a bad idea to download MS-10 to an older computer.
determined that I had to purchase a new laptop.I picked out one that was a nice size and didn’t have any bells and
whistles that I would never ring or blow.The price was fair and they also offered me a back to college special to
save $150.I let them know I was not
going back to college, I was lucky to get out 48 years ago.I was assured I qualified, everyone
qualified.I asked why don’t they call
it an everyone special.
called me a jerk.
We made the
purchase, but it was not in stock.It
would be three days for delivery.Many
of you will understand that three days without a computer is like nothing but
bottled water to an alcoholic. I spend 10%
of my time playing guitar, 5% playing golf or exercising (ok 1%) 50% of my time
eating or sleeping and 35% of my time on the computer and or watching TV.Three days is forever.
Then I started
whining about losing my files and all my favorites.The Geeks assured me they could restore the
files and my favorites.When the new
computer comes in, bring it to the geeks with the old computer and they will
transfer all the good stuff in about an hour.
days the computer came in.I took the
old computer to the Geeks and told them what I wanted.I was told just get the new computer and it
would be done in three days.“THREE DAYS?”
Hulk turns green and mean, Cranky turned into SUPERASS!
Yes, SUPERASS…a wild idiot screaming at millennial
Geeks, and who disguised as a cranky old man stands for truth, justice and I
WANT MY WAY!!
tantrum I left the Geeks to “pick up” where my new machine was waiting.“Pick Up” was 12 feet from the Geeks.I got my new computer in about 2 minutes and
went back to the Geeks where there was now a 20-minute wait.
SUPERASS was warming up again when the
manager approached me.I whined some
more telling him if I knew it would take another three days I would have bought
a dipstick thingy and had it downloaded and ready for me today.
The manager was
good at customer service.He took off
$50 and promised to push the process.I
thanked him, apologized to the very nice young Geek lady and told the Manager
to give her a raise for putting up with me.
afternoon I got the call, my new computer was ready.
I went back
to Best Buy and waited at Pick Up.Pick
Up told me to go to the Geeks…10 feet away.There was no one at the Geek area, but I could hear inside a curtain what
sounded like a gaggle of Geeks.Five
minutes and no one came to help me.SUPERASS was boiling over.I went to the curtain that said employees
only and asked if it was possible to get some assistance.
A Geek came
out and he came out with attitude.He
went back behind the curtain to check on my computer and I heard, “That’s the guy I was talking about!”
When he came
back he did not have attitude.
is nice, the Geek went over it with me, and all my favorites were right where I
wanted them and my files were all saved.
I got home
happy, needing to only call Norton to download their protection (I practice
safe computer) and then download my MS-Office07 from an old disc.
checked the files that they saved I found many files were empty.Files are great, but it was what was in them
that I needed.I still have the hard
drive and perhaps they could still restore the files correctly, but I am done
with the Geeks, I can restore the files it will only take time and I have plenty
I then tried to download MS-office from my old disc...WHAT THE HELL! New computer don't accept discs. Shit, now I have to purchase MS-office again.
Next “One of
these days Norton, bang zoom to the moon!”