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Instant Gratification

April 15, 2010

She tapped her computer screen in frustration.

88% OF DOWNLOAD COMPLETE it read.  The same as it had the last time she’d looked at it.  In an attempt to busy herself, she dialed her voicemail.  “You have no new messages,” the voice mocked.  She always felt like the recording was judging her.  Exasperated, she dropped the handset back into the cradle.

Struggling to avoid glancing at the screen, she spun in her chair to look out the window across the office from her cubicle.  The smoggy skies blocked any view she hoped to find.  There was nothing but a brown haze where the mountain should be.  With a heavy sigh she gave in to the urge and risked a peek at the monitor.



This is worse than dial-up.  Groaning, she thumped her head down on her desk.  What are we, in the dark ages?  Information super-highway, my ass!  I could have carved the damn thing in stone by now!

A joyful ping interrupted her whining.  Cautiously, she peered out from behind her over-grown bangs.


Thank you, God.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Micheal V permalink
    April 16, 2010 8:06 AM

    Funny. I enjoyed the witty moses refrence.

  2. April 16, 2010 11:27 AM

    Put a ‘super’ in front of highway. Cute piece.

  3. April 16, 2010 11:56 AM

    Cute one. Soooo been there 😛

  4. April 17, 2010 2:27 AM

    Same frustration I feel when I waiting for an email and checking my computer every few minutes…why can’t emails get to us faster!

  5. Renate permalink
    April 17, 2010 5:10 AM

    This was fun to read – we can all relate!

  6. Penny Martin permalink
    April 17, 2010 6:44 PM

    We all can relate. I feel her exasperation. How do you describe something so frustrating in so few words. You’re an artist.

  7. April 17, 2010 6:57 PM

    Thanks for taking the time to comment everyone.

  8. Keri Faulkner permalink
    April 17, 2010 9:53 PM

    Haha, I’ve been here so many times. Technology in general is the bane of my existence. Great piece!

  9. April 18, 2010 6:51 AM

    LOL! Technology does frustrate us to no end, doesn’t it?

  10. April 20, 2010 1:15 AM

    That is funny, having to work with computers everyday as a software developer, I hear your pain 🙂 x

  11. May 14, 2010 9:05 AM

    Very nice, gives me a lot of inspiration being right in the midst of a redesign. It’s all in the details and comment forms are definitely overlooked more often than not. Time well spent on this post.

  12. Misty permalink
    November 18, 2010 1:04 PM

    lol! Been there. 🙂

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