Monday, 14 July 2008

Wish I was an IT girl.....

I do, really. Not a Tara Palmer whatsername type of girl. I mean who wants to look that stupid in public that often? Actually I achieve that effortlessly. just without the designer wardrobe and the photos in OK. I want to be an IT girl. Skilled with my computer and more importantly, skilled at fixing my computer.

Friday was traumatic. No internet access at all frightened me into hiding under my duvet and shivering for a great deal of the day. Then my night in shining nylon shirt turned up and hit three different keys and fixed the problem. So, I felt pretty stupid, and well rested from hiding under the duvet. In all fairness the IT knight in his shining Ford Escort did not mock me. There was mutterings about women who live in the middle of nowhere, and danger money for having to drive past the deranged cattle, but all in all he was pretty friendly. As he should be since he earnt £10 for every key that he hit. Bargain for him.

The problem is that now there still seems to be a remnant of a problem that only emerged this morning. This means I can access the internet (hooray) and send e mails (hooray) but not receive them. This is disastrous.

What if I have won some huge competition with a time sensitive reply? I'll never collect that millon pounds and free face lift? How will I be able to order my cheap degree online or stock up on pharmaceuticals sent from Canada? Can life continue in these straightened circumstances? More importantly do I have the courage to ring up and explain that I have forgotten which keys he hit and that I need him to come back?

4 comments:

Dick Madeley said...

I wish I was an IT girl too. We could be IT girls together.

Of course, I'd have to have an operation first but imagine the life I'd lead! Just imagine it!

katyboo1 said...

Poor you. My pc is dying, slowly, painfully and in random intermittent bursts. It is driving me nuts and ruining my life. I cannot exist without blogging and bloggers and blog related stuff. My husband is IT guy incarnate but we are like the cobblers children. He fixes everyone elses and says he will get round to mine. Apparently it might need rebuilding. Gods!

Welsh Girl said...

I think that Dick would make rather a fabulous IT girl - you do risk putting Judy's nose out of joint though.......

Welsh Girl said...

Do you think rebuilding a computer requires the same level of horror as having actual builders in? Copies of the sun, dried out tea bags and dust everywhere for months only to discover that something that was not broken before is now damaged beyond repair and the original repair still isn't fixed?????

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