Jennie's Journey

I'm having one of those weeks

You ever have one of those weeks? I have had one this week. I have been fighting with my computer. It doesn't want to operate the way it should and freezes on me.


When you become so dependent on something functioning, especially computers, it can be frustrating when the always dependable becomes not so dependable.

I know people who are highly dependent on their vehicles. When the vehicle breaks down on them, the world seems to stop and blood boils. I know I have had a few occasions when my vehicle was out of service and I had a feeling of being lost.

Now, the computer...I depend on my trustworthy electronic friend for work. This computer has outlasted many of its counterparts and I have had few problems with it over the last five or more years.

I baby the computer, I talk nicely to it and praise it for helping me accomplish my tasks.

But, over the last couple of weeks, I have been tempted to take a baseball bat to it or throw it through a window...good thing the windows here don't open.

Our society has become very dependent on modern technology. It seems our everyday lives are forever linked to electricity, gasoline and computer chips.

How do we overcome the obstacles placed before us when anything linked to technology no longer functions? What would we do if ever we lost it all?

I recently read a series of books which explore this dilemma. They were written by an author named Terri Blackstock.

In her books, the author explores the ways in which society would learn to adapt and return to a world in which technology no longer exists. Her main characters cope and learn much about themselves and what they are capable of.

However, I am not doing as well without my computer. I am going stir-crazy and want it to work again. Inside, I am throwing a fit and I can't wait until I can work without worry again.


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment