A typical day in our busy Emergency Department.....
This was so silly, but such good fun!
An African's experience of the beautiful country that harbors more creatures that can kill you in extremely horrible and nasty ways than just about anywhere else on the planet.....
I shouldn't be allowed near computers.
Our wireless connection hasn't worked for the past 4 weeks.
We would fire up the lap-top and patiently wait for it to connect to the internet only to be told time and time again that "No wireless connection could be detected"
I tried everything - turning off all firewalls, repairing the connection, moving the computer from room to room, microsofting (aka rebooting)... to no avail.
So yesterday I took a very deep breath and called our service providers technical support. They were very polite and went over the problem systematically:
Techie: "Do you have Windows XP, or Windows 2000?"
Me: "Mmmm, I don't know....It's a relatively new computer, only a year old..."
By now the techie has figured out that I'm an idiot.
Techie: "Is the wireless key on the computer switched on?"
Me:"Ummm, yeah I think so.... is there an actual switch? Cos if there is, I haven't switched it off"
Techie: "Look on the computer, there should be a switch"
At this point I've lifted the laptop up and am looking all over and around it, when I notice the wireless switch,... and it's off!
So I switch it on and then say...
Me:"OK, I've found the switch and it is on"
Techie: (Realising that I'm lying through my teeth) "OK, switch it off and then switch it back on again"
Me:"Wow, that worked! It's detecting the wireless connection! Fantastic, thank you so much. It's that darn Microsoft, always having to switch things off and on again to make them work!"
Techie: (Rolling his eyes, thinking 'Yeah, blame the software!') "You're welcome, anytime"
|Your Brain is Purple|
Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.
You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.