As you might imagine the computer quit working again. I picked up my “roar” and headed over to talk to the manager. It worked a few hours and then quit. I managed to get caught up til today on my posts for the 31 days of October on mental health.
I must have dropped the “roar” on the way over because he got treated to tears. Might have helped, who knows. Some men can’t handle a woman crying. We went back and forth and I reminded him they had no right to touch that computer due to their policy and it’s not my fault your employee didn’t know the policy. Not my fault I didn’t know it either til they already mucked with it.
So eventually he offered me $150 of it back for the virus protection and the home visit. I said I had virus protection so I don’t understand where it went. He asked me what it was and I said it was Microsoft’s Essentials. He said we techs don’t consider that virus protection and you were infected. “We techs” oh my God! They are going to be the death of me yet. So then I said I should have just bought a new computer rather than trying to work with this one. Only God and the friend with benefits knows what is in this computer. The friend is persona non-gratis. God is my friend and is guiding me.
With tears running down my face I went with him to the computers. Tomorrow for $300 I will have a brand new computer, all files exchanged and the box in contention will be taken care of by them when they do their recycling. The computer is HP and about 10 times or so better than what I got.
I didn’t want to spend this money, but I will just have to put off the unnecessary medical expenses for a few months. My computer is my life. My blogs are my passion. I would be lost without them and can’t deal indefinitely with this laptop and dad has stuff on there he wants and it is slower than molasses.
So consider me the lion that cried and you will see me when I can get on.