Ah well. At least I shall no longer spend so much time looking at the little label on the keyboard which said:
FOR SAFE AND COMFORTABLE USE
SEE THE SAFETY AND COMFORT GUIDE
which I must admit has been irritating me slightly ever since I took the thing out of its box.
When my dear old laptop died I went out straight away and bought another one. The latest thing. Windows 8.
It lasted two days. Either it had to go or I had to kill myself.
I now have a Windows 7 machine in a box downstairs, but I don't dare open it. (I'm on an old XP machine at the moment. It's working perfectly, thank you.)
The thing is, I don't think I'm quite ready to plunge into another new relationship yet.
That WINDOWS 8 machine. It's left a scar. It looked handsome and shiny, but, but, but...
I suppose our basic problem was that (sob) we didn't talk. The words just weren't there.
There was a full screen picture of a mysterious tower, possibly on the Planet Zog, but it just sat there impenetrably for ages and ages until the computer settled itself down to sleep again.
A simple inscription would have helped. Something like PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE.
Communication. Any relationship will go sour without it, you know.
No, no, it's all right. Really. I expect by next Valentine's Day I'll have found a new computer with which I can have a meaningful relationship.
Anyway, please don't let the thought of my misery spoil your day.
After all, I still have XP.
Word To Use Today: eight. This word comes from the Old English æhta and probably comes from a Proto Indo-European word something like okto(u). The Sanskrit form is astau.