Monday, April 28, 2008

Geek Squad


Here is a list of things I expect other people to do for me: file my taxes, fill out all my work tax and benefit information like W-2s and tell me what exemptions I should take, change my light bulbs, fix my computer, hook up my cable and/or tell me what's wrong with my cable, install new things on my computer, apply for credit cards and generally attend to any maintance crap around my apartment such as building shelves or changing the thermostat in the refrigerator. Among this list is fixing my home computer, which was freezing up due to all the spyware that I had on it from my visits to celebrity plastic surgery websites, according to Megan. I was pretty sure this problem would just go away by itself because otherwise it would mean throwing out the computer and getting a new one because chances of my fixing it are about 0%, but unfortunately the problem was not going away so I've just been using my work laptop for everything.

Luckily, my friend Max who USED to be into robots and computers came over for Perry's birthday party so I told him to fix my computer or else I would have to call the Geek Squad. And everybody knows the calling the Geek Squad and getting one of their people to come over would mean that I would have to dress up in negligee with feather mule shoes and a silk robe, dim all the lights and light candles, fix myself a martini and spray my computer with perfume and put out a crystal goblet with Fancy Feast for my cat while telling the Geek Squad guy to relax and have a drink and commenting on his strong forearms as he fixed my computer. Fortunately Max fixed the computer so I was able to avoid this.

4 comments:

Liza said...

Damn it Max! Now the neglegee is past its refundable date. How will Marin ever be able to write it off as a necessary purchase for her new blogging business?!?! I knew I should have put a stop to this yesterday.

Maxim said...

If I'd known the stakes, I definitely wouldn't have fixed the computer. Unless I had previously mugged a geek and worn his uniform to the party, that is.

Liza said...

2008 Halloween Costume?

Maxim said...

Liza -- As discussed, summary of day's events: things went as planned and smoothly. Totally anticlimactic.