One of my friends claims I repel technology. Nothing personal, but things just go wrong when I’m around. TV’s flick off, I take my computer down to the Geek Squad at Best Buy every three weeks, etc.
Since I am a writer, this is inconvenient. I need to have a working computer in order to write my books, right?
Last weekend my mouse stopped working. The built-in mouse on the keyboard worked, but the electronic hand-held mouse did not.
So I packed up my computer (again) and lugged it down to Best Buy. They confirmed that the mouse I bought one year and three weeks ago did not work and suggested I buy a new one.
I went to pick out a new mouse and also checked out the Kindle covers. I selected a Kindle cover that was on sale and got in line with my mouse and Kindle cover.
Mind you, this is inside of a Best Buy store.
When I got in line, a pit bull jumped on me.
Yes. Someone had brought their pit bull into Best Buy. Why not, right? The guy pulled the dog down (it had its paws almost on my shoulders) and went back to talking to his friend.
I called for a manager but in the end, because this man said the animal was a service dog, there was nothing she could or would do since the dog didn’t bite me.
But she did give me the Kindle cover for free.
The next day, my friend said it was a sign from God, who apparently didn’t want me to even buy electronics, much less use them.
Cerberus in a Best Buy. Not a good sign. But as Cerberus is supposed to be guarding the entrance to the underworld, maybe not so bad. Maybe I should look into investing in a good quality pen. But not from Best Buy.
Tags: Cerberus, repel, technology