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Twice yesterday I uttered the words “it’s why I’ll never get on the space shuttle.”
On the way to work, I stopped at SuperAmerica. Sorry, Speedway. The cashier was struggling with the computer that runs the gas pumps, having to basically re-boot it every time somebody needed to pump their gas. While I was waiting for her to ring me up (no gas for me), I commiserated with her and she made a derogatory remark about computers in general. I replied “Yea, it’s why I’ll never get on the space shuttle.”
Fast forward a couple of hours and we had a “flub” (Tech’s word for it, not mine) which locked a lot of us out of our program subdirectories for about an hour. I was the one who called the helpline to document the issue so I was the one to hear the tech swear that computers would be the death of him. As I repeated my space shuttle line, I realized that I say this often in response to somebody griping about pcs and computers in general. Interesting that there is a need – seems to me that our society depends heavily on computers but generally doesn’t like them. So here I am, stuck with “it’s why I’ll never get on the space shuttle” as my personal mantra. I supposed it could be worse.
Do you have a mantra? What would you like it to be?