Everyone has heard of golf words. Each discipline in life, or sport has their share of these colorful metaphors. Personally I have heard of sewing words (The result of getting the project all sewn together and then have to tear out all you've done!), and even baking words (no explanation needed there, I'm sure.). Well, today I discovered computer words - again.
Since this computer came to live at our house (after the death of our former computer) it has spent most of the time aggravating and otherwise driving my gentle, patient, soul beyond the point of distraction. I've spent more time fixing or re-installing programs than actually working on the thing!
So, what has it actually done to warrant this frustration and yes, even hate? Simply by allowing me to seem to fix let's say the Reader program, music program, or sundry other similar items - and then allowing those programs to either totally disappear or return to some prior setting or worse yet make the program totally corrupted and unworkable.
I am a patient person, but when you install your tunes and a reader program only to have them disappear or totally stop working all together it can be a very big frustration at the least. If I'm honest the number of times this has happened is well over 20 just in this last two weeks alone.
Remember, I am a patient person - well, at least I WAS one!
So, why am I using those dread computer words? Not simply because of the daily aggravation surely. No, it is that, and because this blessed thing always seems to break down when everything else around us is falling apart. It is that proverbially last straw way too often these days.
I think I need a vacation.