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A complete and utter lack of reading comprehension


Friday, November 05, 2010

There's a sign on the front door of my PC repair shop that reads...

WE ARE CLOSED AS I AM RECOVERING FROM SURGERY.

RE-OPENING NOVEMBER 8, 2010.

APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Judging by the flood of texts, cell calls, and even calls at my home number, it's fair to say that a large number of people are interpreting the first sentence of the sign as...

WE ARE CLOSED "FOR EVERYONE BUT YOU"

Cripes. I know I'm the only tech in the area, but... You can't go for two weeks without Facebook? Really? If it's THAT important to you, buy a spare computer. It's not like they're expensive these days. My wife and I own three vehicles, because we've discovered that it's important to have a spare when you live in an area without transit or taxi service. That's $6K for the vehicle and $1000/year to insure it. Don't complain to me about the $450 your spare system cost you.

I've had it. I'm winding down the PC repair biz on December 31. I've recovered my health, I've overcome my back injury (I can lift 150 lbs no problemo now), and last I checked, I'm still a trained chef. It's time to switch back to the career that doesn't suck.
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SBATES63 11/5/2010 11:35AM

    Sometimes it just takes that wakeup call. I assume you'll go back to being a chef. I admire the professions, and it is a profession. The long hours, the hard work, the ability to make things not only taste good (I can do that really well) but make them look good too.

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