Have you missed me?

July 13, 2007 | General

I’ve certainly missed all of you and everything to do with the elecronic world.

Several weeks back my computer acted weird, especially Outlook Express. As you all know, these things don’t cure themselves no matter how hard we hope. It got to the point that I had to call in the Geek Squad.

The voice who answers their phone, 1-800-GeekSquad, sounds just like Sgt. Joe Friday from the old Dragnet series. Immediately, I was in a better mood. The best part is you talk to a HUMAN. How’s that for customer service?

Agent David pulled up in his VW bug a few days later. With clipboard in hand, he introduced himself while straightening his narrow black tie over his pure white short sleeved shirt. After almost two hours of frantic typing and mouse clicking, the poor guy shook his head, but that tie never moved an inch from its original location, and told me he’d have to return in a few days. I wasn’t happy but I could understand he had other commitmenmts. Probably at the local bar because he seemed pretty frustrated at all the viruses that had attacked my poor old Dell.

Dave returned five days later and worked for hours. I’d already backed up everything but a few files, so it didn’t take long for him to dump my system, clean it, and reload, only another four plus hours. Now I’m in computer heaven. My internet runs like the wind and my old baby is like brand new.

Here’s my computer problem advice for today – don’t screw around with cousin Bill who thinks he knows what he’s doing and is dirt cheap. You’re only going to end up more frustrated. Call the Geek Squad. They’re fun and sure know what the heck they’re doing.

Be sure to join me along with Barbara Clark, Ann Cory, Kate Hill, Tuesday Morrigan, for Guest Author Day over at Sherrill Quinn’s Follow Your Passion Yahoo Group;

Saturday July 14, 2007
9:00 am – 9:00 pm CST

We’ll all have some neat prizes along with tantalizing excerpts. Until then…

Happy Writing!

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