Don’t You Just Hate it?

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October 30, 2015 by phicks2012

18243325-Smiley-Vector-Illustration-Lip-Locked-Stock-Vector-smiley-cartoon-emoticonsDon’t you just hate it when you try to power down your computer because a major thunder-and-lightning storm is rolling in and you want to protect your system from voltage surges — and the logout screen suddenly reads “Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 27”?

Don’t you just love it when the storm holds off until the updates are done, and they actually prove to be worth the time and stress?

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve programmed your DVR to record a favorite show — and when you get home to watch it you discover that programing was shifted an hour due to a political debate or sporting event and instead you’ve recorded Big Brother or Honey BooBoo?

Don’t you just love it when your delete button proves to be totally functional, and the show you missed is On Demand?

Don’t you just hate it when you spend DAYS fruitlessly searching the interent for a replacement fuel filter for your tractor, and calling tractor repair companies who tell you that even if they can get it the paper-and-plastic part will be pricier than diamonds because it has to be ordered from Korea?

Don’t you just love it when you find out that your local NAPA auto parts store has one just like it (only with a different part number) in stock for $14.50?

Don’t you just hate it when your Car air-conditioning stops cooling, and when you stop to get your freon levels checked you’re told that you need an expensive new compressor?

Don’t you just love it when your friendly shade-tree mechanic looks under the hood and says “Nope. Your compressor is coming on just fine” and what’s needed is exactly what you thought was needed in the first place?

Don’t you just hate it when you’re watching something on TV — and just at the most citical plot point the “Emergency Preparedness Alert” test comes on even on a DVR recording?

Don’t you just love it when the “Emergency Preparedness Alert” is never needed?

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve just spent twenty minutes typing an article, poem, letter, or chapter, and the power in your house goes out — and you realize belatedly that you forgot to “save”?

Don’t you just love it when you reload the program and you system actually restores most of your work?

Don’t you just hate it when you finally get some free time for on-line gaming — and automatic updates in the background lag you up so badly that your 50th level character is killed by a kobold?

Don’t you just love it when the rest of your party members (even if they neglect to resurrect you) forget to drop you from the party and your body continues to rack up experience and loot?

Don’t you just hate it when you wait for 30 minutes on hold (with bad “hold music”) to talk to customer service — and as soon as you get through to a living, breathing human being he or she promptly manages to disconnect you?

Don’t you just love it when the agent who disconnected you, against all odds, actually calls you back and resolves your problem?

Don’t you just hate it when your car battery keeps going dead while you’re driving and three different mechanics tell you what’s needed is an expensive new alternator you can’t afford, so you have to keep stopping to recharge?

Don’t you just love it when your own mechanic spends 2 minutes tightening a belt, doesn’t charge you for it, and fixes the problem?

Don’t you just hate it when you spot a potentially interesting news item on your home page and click on it only to be subjected to 3-4 annoying ads before discovering that the “article” is a 30-second video telling you pretty much nothing before it segues into a celebrity gossip item about some no-talent’s wardrobe malfunction?

Don’t you just love the “back” button?

Don’t you just hate it when you know you’re being set up for failure?

Don’t you just love it when you succeed anyway?

Don’t you just hate irony?

Don’t you just love just deserts?

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