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Just a Thought - Cracked Carols: PC User's Lament


- December 22nd, 2005

During this Holiday season, while many brave traffic, parking lots, and Wal-Mart shopping for gifts, many others toil away, working diligently on projects that must be completed before they step away from the office for a short, but well-deserved seasonal vacation.

These hard working people have slaved away, possibly for weeks or months, on these projects, ignoring personal hygiene and pleas from family and friends, eschewing offers of eggnog and mistletoe rendezvous to, instead, finish calculating some mind-numbing spreadsheet, or compiling the last mind-numbingly boring presentation slide.

Unfortunately, many of these same people will wind up foaming at the mouth, and muttering gibberish as they are carted away to the local mental health institution.

The reason for their loss of sanity will likely be the application on the computer they were working on, which, for reasons known only to God and Bill Gates (Are they the same people?) simply stopped working.

To those poor souls destine to spend Christmas and New Year's in a straight jacket, I dedicate this little ditty.

"PC User's Lament"
(Sung to the tune of 'Let It Snow')

I use a PC and I'm a-frettin'
cuz viruses my box is a-gettin'
Now all I can say is, "Oh No!"
Windows Froze! Windows Froze! Windows Froze!

I was in Project and was a-peckin'
on a big contract I was a-workin'
Now nothing on my screen will go!
Windows froze, Windows froze, Windows froze!

When I tried to reboot
it crashed
and I got a fatal error.
Now all the stuff that I did
is trashed,
And I got to start all over!

Well, I got a deadline that's a-loomin'
or pink slips will soon be a-bloomin'.
If I'd done this on a Mac I'd be through!
Wish I knew, wish I knew, wish I knew.

is a writer who currently lives in Orlando, FL. He's been a Mac fan since Atari Computers folded, but has worked with computers of nearly every type for 20 years.

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