Good morning Everyone!
Anyone who uses a computer has encountered error messages. While the worst of these is the blue screen of death – a blank page with a single “>” blinking in the top left corner, other messages make me certain that either the computer or its engineers have a warped sense of humor.
Message One: Windows has encountered an improper argument.
Every time I get this one, I think,”Join the club.” I didn’t realize that Windows was raising a 13-year-old too!
Message Two: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain is broken.
Really? What did the workstation do? It must have been bad – the primary domain was unrelenting. Candy, flowers, cards and sweet messages were not sufficient to restore the trust relationship. A shotgun blast at the primary domain would not have done so either – although it would have been cathartic both for me and the workstation!
Message Three: Please do not turn off or power down your computer.
This message does not appear during regular business hours, when I will be using my computer for hours but only when I am trying to turn my computer off so I can take it somewhere with me. The odds of the message appearing and the amount of time the computer wants me to wait are directly proportional to the degree of my lateness.
Honorable Mention: Please begin walking to turn the machine on.
I received this message from an elliptical exercise machine – while I was walking on it. Exercise is hard enough without a trash-talking machine!
Have a great day!