You May Be Laboring Under a Delusion

If I’ve ever given you the impression that I’m a happy go lucky, laid back type of gal, let me apologize for that right now.

When I lose my mind, I LOSE MY MIND.

I have been trying to get on the internet from my office computer for two days. TWO FLIPPING DAYS. You haven’t lived until you’ve been talking to Apple Support for two hours – especially when you’re getting the impression that you know more than the person with whom you’re speaking. I was escalated to a supervisor who had to be one of the MOST pleasant people I’ve ever met. She was patient, personable, and lovely.

HOWEVER, back to me losing my mind. I began to suspect what the problem was, after we did everything but pick up this $4000 computer and shake it. Yep, you read that right. This is the fastest, most wonderful pieces of technology I’ve ever had, but suddenly it was an escapee from Hell. What happened?

The first clue was when I came into the office yesterday there was a picture of Catalina island on my monitor – one that I couldn’t X out of or otherwise leave. I had to shut down and boot up again and that’s when all hell broke loose. I had internet connection, I just couldn’t access anything. Apple had pushed a new upgrade and it had locked everything down.

Can I tell you how many programs I had to delete and reinstall? Bottom line, I’ve lost my temper today more times than I can tell you. Plus, I lost a day of work and that just annoys me. It turned out to be a problem on the Intego software. Intego is a virus protection program for Mac. They put a small little blurb on their support page that it was a known issue. I wanted to leap through the monitor and strangle them. This is AFTER I had to reinstall the Mac operating system.

Y’all, this is a first world problem. My son came over today and talked me off the ledge, plus helped me get a sense of priority. However, when anything affects my work it’s a big hairy deal. A super big hairy deal. I get as rabid as a vampire bat during a blue moon. I’m not rational, y’all.

I just thought I’d confess that little bit of honesty to you.

9 thoughts on “You May Be Laboring Under a Delusion”

  1. I do understand. I have been where you are emotionally. And I no longer make a living using a computer.

    All I can tell you, is if you are back up and running now…LIFE IS GOOD. YOU ARE BLESSED AND WHEN YOU SMILE THE SUN WILL COME OUT…OR NOT.

  2. OK – This is a test. For quite some time, I have been trying to comment on your blog. For maybe 2 or 3 times, my comments have been posted. Most of the time, not. So, I am using another browser, to see if that will work….wish me well.

    I was going to say, I understand how you feel. I have been devastated at times when my computer does not operate correctly. And I no longer make my living using a computer. TAKE A DEEP BREATH….IF IT IS WORKING….YOU ARE BLESSED. Keep repeating that, until you actually believe it.

  3. LOL – so now you have 3 comments from me….what were we talking about? Oh yes, computers and the internet and problems. Never Mind.

  4. I can’t imagine your pain since I don’t make a living with my computer but I can commensurate because dealing with these darn magic boxes can drive you crazy along with some of the tech help that you have to deal with. I remember a time before cell phones when you had to try and deal with it while not being able to talk with the help at the same time you were using your computer. I didn’t get a paycheck yet this week because my bosses’ computer went down!!

  5. That’s awful. It’s been a long time since I’ve had computer issues where I had to dump everything and start over. Having deadlines and a non-working expensive computer would send me over the edge too.

  6. We can all empathize with you but on a smaller scale I’m sure about computer woes.. Oh yes and thoughts of throwing it out the window. I did get a chuckle when I read the part that said “to whom I am speaking”. An old Edith Ann saying from years ago. I hope things are greatly improved for you. Dare I say happy Halloween? Helen in Ark

  7. That sounds perfectly normal to me. Sitting on the phone with tech support can drive anyone to open the bar and have a few drinks afterwards. Best thing is never hold it in, just blow, get it out.

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