Sitting with a cup of coffee and staring at the PC causes the overwhelming feeling of wanting to get a hammer. No, not just a hammer but a big sledgehammer. A transition to a MAC pro back in 2015 caused the mind to relocate all Microsoftknowledge into that dark space of the brain reserved for things that go bump in the night. Now that the MAC has gone to the hospital to carry on, the PC must once again be worshiped.
Yes, the single keystrokes and immaculate interfaces with all things Apple have been displaced with the clunky stagger around in the dark until the answer is found system that is the legacy of Bill Gates. When you have to sign those user license agreements that often accompany a Microsoft product, the fine print has a clause that no one reads. We all promise to be Bill Gate’s cabana person if called upon. We also promise that no matter how difficult the program is to execute, we will keep at it until our hair falls out.
So staring at the 100-pound laptop that gives off enough heat to warm St. Louis will do nothing in helping to write this post. As the parents always said. “A journey starts with the first step.” My first step will be to the front door since the Ring camera just announced a delivery. It is a hope that nothing of the cartoon nature will pop out of some obscure place. As luck would have it, a package sits on the driveway totally flat and covered with the marks of a supersized tire. The thought of it being my MAC Pro drove the hysterical reaction of going through the security protocols like a madman to reach my baby.
A gentle lift while the tears build to overflowing signaled a lightness of the package that could not be the MAC. Ripping the flap, there was only a message inside. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a phrase you grew up with.” Include in your post a phrase your mom/dad/grandparent/sibling used all the time when you were growing up, or just write whatever inspires you based on that phrase. Enjoy!
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A phrase you grew up with by John W. Howell © 2022
“Lost your MAC, huh?”
“Not lost. Just being repaired.”
“You MAC nerds drive me crazy.”
“All the whining when you have to use real computers.”
“You mean Microsoft operating systems?”
“Yeah. Takes raw courage to stick with ’em.”
“Seems like you would want to live life easier.”
“Like you said, “A journey starts with the first step.”
“What does that have to do with anything?”
“Living with Microsoft is a journey.”
“And the step part?”
“One at a time. Soon it doesn’t seem so bad.”
“Great way to live.”
“PCs are much cheaper.”
“For good reason. Are you going to continue pitching for Bill Gates or want a beer?”
“Good choice. Let’s go.”
“When’s your MAC coming back?”
“Don’t want to talk about it.”
“That soon, huh?”