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My laptop went on a date!

Of all the electrical and electronic appliances that reside in my home, my laptop probably is the most hardworking!

So it was only inevitable that she (yes --the laptop is definitely a she—Can any male endure such harsh treatment, unintentional neglect and so much work?!) wanted a break. So off she went, on Tuesday night, with a total stranger (the software engineer who had come over to take her on a ‘date’) riding pillion, in his backpack. She did not even look back. (Sigh!)

She was supposed to be back on Thursday morning. But I think she was having too much of a good time. 4 frantic calls to the software engineer (The rogue refused to answer two of my calls.) and I came to know that she would be coming back ‘for sure’ on Friday morning. Friday went by.

The calls multiplied to 16.( They have a way of increasing in geometric progressions, when interlaced with panic and internet withdrawal symptoms—not to mention a gnawing worry, that SHE had been kidnapped)

Pukka madam—aaj raat tak ho jayega ” The software engineer assured me. ( a rough translation for my non-Hindi speaking friends "Sure m’am. It shall be done by tonight")

She finally came back to me, on Saturday night. Like all of us, she too had a holiday hangover. She refused to connect to the net. She had to be coaxed (read configured) by another software engineer, who managed after a great effort, to convince her, that she has to get back to reality!

So here I am, blogging away-- (oh, how I missed it!) and a bit annoyed that my intentions of updating my blog every other day, took a break because of my laptop. But when I think that she has been upgraded to 160GB (from an earlier 40GB) and is now ‘performing’ so much better (the icing on the cake being that all the earlier data has been transferred into her new hard drive too) I feel happy.

Also, since she takes a break only once in four years or so (I don’t even remember when was the last time she took one.) I guess, it is forgivable!

See you more often now! (Unless she decides to go on a strike.)


  1. ps nice to have you back..

  2. Rambler: I am amazed!! I just published the post--logged back in to correct something and lo--there was your comment! Do you have a chip inside you that tells you when I update!!! Yes--good to be back.

  3. Wonderful to hear from you again!

    They way you put so much humor into such a simple thing was too good! :)

  4. Nm: Nice to see you too after long! Thanks!

  5. i hv been readin ur posts earlier too.... but dis is my first entry in ur comments......

    welcome back to blogsite.... hope to get more on this page.....

    and haan...i hope ur lappy's workin fine n wud nt need treatment again.....

  6. hey that was a nice post!!! Well...considering the amount of work a lappy sure has to be a female....agreed!
    And that software engineer would have had a nice date with her:-)
    Loved ur post.
    Finally since things are fine..hope to c u more often like cr

  7. haha you're so funny! I'd never thought about how much these babies work, but I guess you're right, they do need some time off and some dates with strangers.
    Now that you mention it, my computer has just turned one year old. Happy birthday :) hehe

  8. Ha what a great story Yes Ps we all need a break sometimes even our PC's and she looks great on the picture above all twirling and happy.Have a nice day!!

  9. um..hopefully your laptop behaved whilst away on her don't want to wake up one morning and find lots of little baby memory sticks wondering about the place!..haha!

  10. Everyone needs a vacation.

  11. hihihihi..that was funny! Was she "careful" during her date?


  12. Lol... quite 'romantic' the way you put it. I always have two notebooks at me end.. so in case one decides to leave I have the other for company ;)

  13. he he no no :)
    I logged into my reader, it showed a new post and it happened to be "just a mother of two"..

  14. An interesting relationship with ya lappy

    Glad she came back!;)


  15. Hope ur PC mamaged to hv a fantastic date? Is there ever a Male PC tho? LOL!

    **Can any male endure such harsh treatment, unintentional neglect and so much work?!)

    I so agree! :)


  16. going by ur definition : *harsh treatment, unintentional neglect and so much work?!* , laptop is a husband...

  17. Vikrant: Welcome and thanks!I know you from Akanksha's blogs--but didnt know you were reading mine.

    Akanksha: :-) Only a woman would understand and agree.

    Devil Mood:hee hee.Happy b'day to ur lappie.

    Marja:You too my friend!

    Niall:If they do i hope they are all at leat 1 GB! You know how much these things cost!*shaking head*


    Vidya:If she wasn't I stand to benefit.LOL.

    J:Clever you!!I should have thought of that.The other laptop in my house belongs to my husband--and i am convinced that it is a male.(works so slowly--needs to be nagged--and generally assumesan air of non-chalance when it enters the house!)So you see--i have no such luck.


    Sweetsticky:If she hadn't I'd have tracked down the software engineer, and then dragged her home.LOL.

    Keshi:My friend insists his pc is a male!

    Tys:See my comments above to J and Keshi!

  18. Welcome bak online P, n hope ur laptop is feeling grt after her date;) dont allow her to go out too often, as then it wud be habit forming. hehehehe.

  19. Pai:Yep--DARE she not wander far!!

  20. now that's a neat way of putting it :)...wandered here before and am hooked now...

  21. Thinking aloud:Thanks! I loved your latest post too.Have left a comment.

  22. whoa! Tat was an enjoyable read! Internet withdrawal symptoms?? Lol!

  23. Pointblank: What?!!U never experienced them?!!

  24. LOL... you are a naive Internet user :-) but the representation was funny.

  25. whoaa! i cant even imagine wht it would be if my "life support system" gives way...
    i guess im too addicted :D

  26. Hey hey, amazing how u turned a mundane activity into a funny piece, i am still laughing :D

  27. i guess for a regular blogger like you its tough to be without a laptop but i was there on vacation for a few months n had no internet connection i thot life ws actually peaceful...


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