Thursday Things: Tech Rage

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Do you ever get tech rage? You know, when a piece of electronic equipment that’s supposed to make your life so much easier simply refuses to work and makes you want to smash it Office Space-style?

I tend to think of myself as a pretty calm person, but my printer did this to me the other morning. I just needed to print out ONE document that only required ONE piece of paper. But I guess the printer had decided it was angry with my computer, because after twenty trips back and forth it still just wouldn’t do it. I finally uninstalled and reinstalled (probably should’ve opted for that earlier) and got my one tiny document printed.

Didn’t help that I got about twenty spam phone calls in the meantime. Gotta love technology.

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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5 responses to “Thursday Things: Tech Rage

  1. I gotta say, there are times when I’m in the flow and get a call from my dad for tech support. For myself, I’ve got a background troubleshooting large format printing systems and do pretty well. But dad… well, he just isn’t made for technology. He only lives twenty minutes away. But when I’m busy with things, the last thing I want is to shift gears and give him a hand. So, I do my best over the phone. It’s rough. Most of the equipment we use isn’t designed for senior citizens. Some folks just to adjust quickly to updates and upgrades. Dad is one of these. He’s frustrated for sure. But he hangs in there. What a good sport! I do my best. But there’s got to be some kind of system developers can put into place for the tech un-savvy!

    • I agree that it’s very difficult to help someone else, and I feel for anyone who’s on tech support! I think I’m actually more patient when I help my mom than when I’m trying to figure something out for myself, probably because I think I should know how to do it lol!

  2. Dear Ashley
    We have a friend who threw his notebook through his closed office-window when it didn’t want to work.
    Good luck with your printer
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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