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I did something that was against the rules just because I wanted to be nice to someone, and it turns out to have bitten me horribly. I shall not mention names or even religions because i understand the person or people who did this did so unintentionally, but still, it left me in a huge bind.
When people of a certain religious faith somehow get insides the gattes of our complex, I sometimes feel sorry for them and feed them. i did so last night. Afterward, they wanted to show me a video and asked to use my laptop. The only laptop I had there at the time was my Mac, which is my school computer and is not supposed to be used for anything else, mainly so crap like this won't happen to it and so students won't come to lecture without working computers. Anyway, fool that I am, i said yes. I eft the roo briefly. When i came back, the video was ready to go. It was a mst lame video, but it was short. My guests let shortly thereafter.
Very late last night when I went to charge my laptop, I found a strange cylindrical piece of rubber stuck in the place where the power cord was supposed to go. It could have been a total coincidence it It may be that my visitors had absolutely nothing to do with my laptop being screwed up. It seems an awfully strange conincidence, however, that I left these two people alone with my laptop for three minutes, and all of a sudden the power cord cannot be inserted.
I was able to get by today because the computer was sufficiently powered toget through the day. such is no longer the case. i am going to have to pretend to be sick so that I can either get my computer repaired tOMORROW (they have one day t get it done) or i'll have to buy a new mac. i will not buy the new mac from the place where I take the old one to be repaired, as I do not wish to give the business any incentive to do the job slowly. I'll go in, tell them i must have it by 4:00 tomorrow (it should be a quick job; if I had the right tools. i could probably pull the rubber piece out. If the repair place will not absolutely guarantee that they'll have it ready by 4:00, I'll try one more repair place with the same conditions. I'm having them put it in writing that they must have it repaired by 4;00 or I will pay them only a maximum of the difference between their repair cost and the cost of the new computer. If they don't agree to my terms, screw them and I'll just get a new Mac.
That is the very last time I let religious people or basically anyone outside my immediate family touch my computer. I really hope they messed up their own equipment as well so that they cannot ruin anyone else's computer.
The idea of pretending to be sick is really bothering me, but I see know way out. If I admit that I let someone use my school computer I'm screwed. so I suppose i'm playing hooy for the day and probably getting a few thousand dollarsporer in one day as a result. The sad thing is that I really wanted a new violin. I let my mom borrow mine and I don't know what the hell she was doing with it, but the neck broke off the violin. She offered to get it fixed, but violins are never the same when something that major has gone wrong with them. In theory I can take the money out of my account, but I was going to upgrade my violin, ansd I'm not sure that I'm so wealthy thatb I should be spending eight thousand or so in one week. My mother will certainly have to kick in some of the cost. i think she will need to pay me essentially what my violin that she wrecked cost k=new, minus a bit for ear and tear, and then I'll come up with the rest. that's still a lot of money, and it's money I was putting away so I wouldn't have to live like a pauper in my residency. Still, a decent violin is a necessity for me, and a Mac is non-negotiable.
Sometimes life sucks, alothough, except for having to lie about being sick, it's only money, and when a problem can be fixed by thowing money at it, as long as yu have the money, even if you'd rather not spend it that way, the problem is not a true problem. I'll get over this, but I don't have to be happy about it
|My Mac isn't this screwed up, but it may juat as well be.|