Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dear Computer

Today's prompt for Blog Every Day in July is to "Write a letter to an inanimate object."

Dear Office Computer,

How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.

Although you are useful in some ways, you still have Internet Explorer as your default browser, and though I may change it to Chrome every time I use you, you find it amusing to reset the preferences every morning when I sit down. On top of this little issue, you choose to use MSN.com as your homepage; completely ignoring the fact that 99.9% of the time I open a web browser, it's to use Google.

While most people can overlook these indiscretions, I cannot. Because they aren't even the real issue. I guess you could call them the metaphorical cherries on top because my real issue is, WHY DON'T YOU HAVE SOUND CAPABILITIES?? Don't you understand that sitting in an office, miles from my other coworkers with minimal people interaction for eight hours a day calls for a little bit of Pandora lovin? Oh wait, I can't use Pandora thanks to the internet blocks.

Why don't I just use my phone, you ask? Well, computer, though my phone is definitely waaaayyy beyond your ancient technological capabilities, it hasn't mastered the concept of picking up wifi through concrete walls. That's right. Not only is this humongous office (with amazing window lighting) stuck way up in a corner of the facility, it is walled with concrete blocks and therefore unable to get the wifi that the rest of the building gets to use.

Even though you aren't the best at helping me with the things that I want (things that would probably lead to a more productive and enjoyable work environment) you DO help me out with the things that I need. And I guess that's the important part, right? Here's to hoping this beautiful window view becomes mine permanently.

Love always, Kalyn


Is there anything about your office at work that you'd change?


Kayla MKOY said...

I used to not have speakers at work and it was HORRIBLE, and I can't stand internet explorer! I use Google Chrome too - love it!

Tami said...

Ooooh a window view might trump wi-fi access!

brooke lyn said...

i would die without music all day. i feel sorry for your loss

Ashleigh W. said...

Oh Lord I would go nuts without any kind of sound/music/interaction with other people. Tell them to fix this issue asap!

kdhopwood said...

Amen Sister!!

allieology said...

I say you throw that old computer out of the window and just tell your bosses "oops" too much?

Traci H. said...

I'm seriously considering purchasing some speakers for the computer in my office. The current "speaker" flat out SUCKS. They are built into the CPU, who ever thought of that?!?! I am totally with you on this one.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I use my iPod at work... you can get some cheapo speakers at Target for like $12! Totally a lifesaver!

Megan C. Stroup said...

Oh IE, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways! Seriously, I feel ya on that one. And my office computer blocks Google Drive. GOOGLE DRIVE! Do they realize the productive capabilities of Google Drive?!