Confession by a Compulsive Rule Follower

Good morning Everyone!

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Yesterday I did something almost unthinkable for a techno-dependent ( but not tech savvy) obsessive-compulsive rule follower.  Ever since, I have been looking over my shoulder.

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Homeland Security, the NSA, the FBI and the Secret Service have not called me on the telephone or called on me in person.

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The plentiful lightning in the thunderstorms dotting the landscape as I drove home did not strike.

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Angels did not weep, although they may have been confused.

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Police cars did not follow me with sirens wailing as I headed home.

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I didn’t even get a polite nasty-gram from Microsoft or any other software/operating system provider and my computer started up today just like it does every day.

What dreadful act did I do?

I turned my computer off, ignoring Microsoft’s demand that I neither unplug my computer nor turn it off while it installed 40 different updates to my computer when I was ready to leave yesterday afternoon.  I admit that I did wait for about 15 minutes, but when the computer announced it was still on 1 of 40 updates after those 15 minutes, I, with deliberateness and malice aforethought, unplugged it anyhow and headed home.

It wouldn’t have been so bad, but I had stopped and restarted my computer  twice during the day, each time receiving no update notices, and I was not in my regular office but in Birmingham where the failure to leave in time to avoid rush hour traffic usually transforms a 2 hour drive into a 3 1/2 hour drive.

Even though I am sure that the 30 minute chunk out of my day needed to complete the updates today was purely accidental, I don’t think I’ll take such a reckless and impetuous action again.

Have a great day!



4 responses to “Confession by a Compulsive Rule Follower

  1. I did that recently when the thunder was too close and the updates were taking too long. The reboot was different and interesting, but my machine seems to have survived. I hope neither of us has to do that again!

  2. My poor human plays dodgums with the thunderstorms this time of year. He’s lost a couple units to lightning. SW Florida they’re a daily occurrence. He thought he’d be smart so he bought an AUX PWR unit put that on a double protected strip. Works so far. However there are so many cables on the floor under his desk it looks like a snake cage.

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