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Computer Malfunction

This bewildering computer of mine just gives me fits!
I panic when the consarned thing goes on the fritz!
I peruse the baffling manual but that doesn't help me any.
It might as well have been written in Hindustani!

There is no one more computer illiterate than I,
So I must call that guy in India when things go awry!
He patiently checks for spyware and virus infections,
And tests the modem and internet connections.

Today he found no problems during his troubleshoot.
He suggested that I shut down and try to reboot!
As a parting shot he asked if my cursor was working alright;
I reached for the mouse to check - it was nowhere in sight!

At that mortifying discovery I gently hung up the phone.
Consternation reigned - how much more can I condone!
The frayed mouse tail lay there looking so grotesque.
I looked for the mouse on the floor and all about my desk!

Alas, nothing to do but buy another for it to replace.
But wait! Why that Cheshire smile on my pussy cat's face?
"Aha! I think the mystery is solved!" I exclaim to my spouse!
"I think that sneaky scoundrel has swallowed my mouse!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired (© All Rights Reserved)

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  1. Date: 4/26/2015 9:19:00 PM
    Hi Robert, nice write and win.. Congrats on first place!

  1. Date: 4/26/2015 6:58:00 PM
    Thank you so much for the wonderful reply on my comment BOB H..

  1. Date: 4/18/2015 6:55:00 PM
    Hello Bob H, Congratulations on your fine win. LINDA

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    :) PD
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    Date: 4/18/2015 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Linda. Hope your weekend is going well. Always great to hear from you and I certainly enjoy reading your writes but forgive me for not commenting as often as I should - bob h
  1. Date: 4/18/2015 8:35:00 AM
    You never dissapoint Robert! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/17/2015 8:32:00 PM
    Wonderful compute story. Enjoyed immensely. Hope kitty passed the remains ok:-)

  1. Date: 4/16/2015 2:47:00 PM
    loved the humour here Robert especially about the call center in India! congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 4:27:00 AM
    Robert, you have made my day. Thank you for sharing this humurous write. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Time and effort had to put into this humorous write. Keep the humorous pen flowing to lighten our day. Sara