:: Wednesday, July 23, 2003
it's amazing the stupid shit I put up with..
simply coz I'm too lazy to do anything otherwise..
case in point.. technology..
for the past 3 weeks, I've had a modem on it's last legs..
and I didn't find it all that unusual to have to dial up the fukka upto 20 times, just to get it connect..
(and usually it'd then disconnect straight away, coz there wuz no frickin' bandwidth..)
I'd trudge along, week after week.. with the situation spiraling into chaos..
yell insults at the modem..
throw things at it..
clock up an ugly arse phone bill in disconnected phonecalls..
the line crackling away like a bad breakfast cereal..
yet, I dont do anything..
but, finally.. this week..
at me last straw..
I get a replacement modem..
and everything's christmas..
so.. wot TOOK ME SO FOKIN' LONG!??
I'm surrounded by half shod, barely there gadgets that blow up in me face on regularity..
yet I persist..
coz, lets face it.. I'm a persistent bugger..
I'll will the fuckin' things to work..
(you'd be amazed how well "mind control" can work to get ya stubborn gizmo's to work)
I'm using a 14 year old keyboard, that's missing the F6 key..
(still flows like a dream.. as long as you don't mind keys once-in-a-blue-moon freezin' on ya, and the Ctrl key locking up..)
I've got a portable stereo, with a CD tray lid that wont stay down..
a shoddy colour television.. that can never seem to get decent reception on channels 9,2 or SBS..
a portable landline phone that makes me sound like I'm making calls from antarctica..
a crappy umbrella I've used since '91 that's been blown inside out countless times (since lost 2 weeks ago at a gig)
a lone pair of shoes I wear (out) every day.. that look like they've been thru the trenches of WWI AND WWII combined..
a shitty old box of a PC.. that behaves like an old car.. and takes a while to "warm up the engine" on cold days..
I put up with a lot..
coz, in some kinda demented way..
all these shoddy items..
are like my pets..
they all have their own quirks..
but, really.. I'm a lazy-arse cheap-skate bastard..
that'd rather buy more CD's and DVD's..
than fix the shit that falls apart around here ;)
:: Spoz 4:44 PM |