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Technical Support

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Technical Support

How could I survive without a computer, only heaven knows!
'Tis a necessary tool for my poetical verse to compose.
Today, the beast went down again, wouldn't you know it,
Just as I received a brilliant revelation so vital to a poet!

My technical aptitude is meager but I did try to reboot.
That was the extent of my expertise regarding a troubleshoot!
I couldn't figure out what else to do so as a last resort,
I called the computer company gurus for technical support!

I was talking with a foreigner, much to my consternation,
So I steeled myself for a challenging technical conversation!
He could be anywhere on that vast continent of Asia;
I later learned he was from the Islands of Malaysia!

I'm sure that in solving computer glitches he does excel,
And he obviously knows the Malaysian lingo very well,
But bless my soul, I hardly understood a word he uttered,
As in fractured English and technical jargon he sputtered!

I'm sure he thought he was talking with a first-rate dunce,
Since he had to repeat his instructions to me more than once!
As frustrating as it is, I reckon I'll have to resign myself,
To pleading for technical support beyond the continental shelf!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 4/22/2011 1:53:00 PM

    LOL Great humor, Bob. And Sooo true. Thanks for letting me know about this one. Enjoyed the laughs! I often ask if there's anyone else who speaks English and the response is always, "Ah spik Engla." :) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/9/2010 7:57:00 PM

    ONE OF MY PET PEEVES IS WHEN I CALL SOMEONE FOR IMPORTANT INFO AND INVARIABLY GET SOMEONE WHO TALKS WITH AN ACCENT. hE KNOWS WHAT HES SAYING BUT I DONT!

  1. Date: 3/9/2010 1:58:00 PM

    this got me laughing. thanks Sarge

  1. Date: 3/9/2010 12:31:00 PM

    Smile!!! This scene is sooo familiar!! It is one that has been repeated in the household more often than not!! I have to turn it over to my hubby to talk about all this technical stuff..... it ends up going way over my head! We always find out later that who we are talking to is working in the middle of the night in some other land.....to help us out in our afternoon hour. What a small world we live in!! :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2010 11:31:00 AM

    Another good one, loved it.