A while back my agency moved into a new building with loads of window offices, many of which sit empty. There were also loads of interior offices and work stations (new age word for cubicle).
I got an interior office with a dry erase board and immediately drew a window on my board (when life gives you chocolate cake…). Being that it was winter, I drew some snow, skiers and birds. As it started to warm up, I decided to spice things up a bit and drew a Peeping Tom.
One of my coworkers suggested I add some detail to the binoculars, so I asked him the brand he keeps in his car. Bushnell. I told him I just knew he was the stalking type and he told me he really liked that orange number I wore on the weekends.
A few days later coworker was back, again commenting on my window. I decided to change the name on the peepers shirt, just for him. Now I have a Peeping Duane (PD).
So PD and I are sitting next to each other at a really long meeting the other day and I’m telling him my laptop, which was rested on my lap, had not been working very well lately. The keyboard doesn’t always work, the battery doesn’t last and I don’t get the ‘insert an alternative power source’ message (which PD found amusing), until seconds before it dies. “It’s jut a piece of shit,” I told PD.
He advised me it was because of the way I talked to it. I pointed out to him that I let it sit on my lap, for hours at times, and sometimes I rub it. His response? “Lucky computer, but still.”