I am the type of person that believes that in life you get out, what you put in. I guess some people would call this work ethic, but I also think that this applies to relationships, friendships and hobbies.
That being said I try to apply 100% to everything I do, and yet regularly I get screwed over by circumstances out of my control, and in trying to deal with my anger I question (that old adage) Why me? I could be a person who does the minimum, just enough to get by, but that isn’t in my nature to be that way. For once though, I would like to see things go my way… Especially with regards to technology.
I used to be a technophobe, but over the last year or so I have moved on leaps and bounds with these god forsaken machines. I have been plagued by a laptop that chooses when it wants to function and when it doesn’t, a string of TV’s that mysteriously stop working a matter of weeks after the warrantee expires and a phone that likes to delete work that I have been putting my heart and soul into.
There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to it either . I am just one of those people for whom even the simplest of tasks is not going to work out for, not because of my lack of ability, not for want of trying, but because that’s the way it is. And I have to learn to control my stress levels, because as much as I would like to, I cannot go back to a world where computers are not in control.
When I get stressed I look like a boiled owl (a term coined by some of my university friends) no zen master am I! Sometimes you just have to admit to yourself (and the world around you) that you have the luck of a …a…Git!