My laptop zonked out
My hard disk - craaaaaashed
Right while I was working on a blog post
First a hum, then a clink
A gush of hot air from the vents
Just - darkness on my screen
I must have pressed control-alt-delete a thousand times
Switched the on-off button a hundred times
Jiggled the plug tens of times
And smashed my head on the keyboard a couple of times
My whole life wiped out in a millisecond
Without my laptop - I found myself so brain challenged.
Instead of the overly protective security of artificial intelligence,
I was now left with the nakedness of my natural stupidity
I realized how much I really didn't know (anymore)
I felt like I had to call my high school teacher to teach me how to add and spell again ...
I felt so clueless
A sad day indeed ...
There was no sympathy at home either
I announced to wifey that my disk had died
With a playful smile she said - "it's been dead for a while now"
I shouted with an irritated tone - "I meant disk with an 's' "
She sighed ..."ohhhhhh"
I could hear some snickering
Then there was silence ...
I brought my old laptop to the computer hospital
And hoped that it might be discharged in good working order
I found out that "maintenance free" -meant that it couldn't be fixed
So after a week of denial - I sadly came to the realization that I had to buy a new one
Today, I came home proudly bearing my shiny new laptop
12 months to pay at 0% interest
My confidence though - is back
My day has regained it's spark
My virility is restored
Romance is back in my life
So I cuddled up to wifey and whispered - "may I enter your domain?"
"Whats the password ?" - she playfully asks
"Hard disk" - I tease
"Is that with an 's' or without?" - she coos as her hand crawls up my thigh
"Without" - I triumphantly declare
She turns around, looks me in the eye, musses my hair
And just when my goosebumps start to settle - she pushes me away and declares
" Your password is too short. Access is denied ... "
Cold shower ....