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I’ve always been sort of a rebel without a cause

January 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Months ago I updated my IE for some reason (I’m quite sure I was told to by someone or some instruction because it’s not something I would think of on my own.  Trust me.) and imagine my surprise when I realized that I now had IE 7.  I was scared from that point forward and didn’t touch my computer for two days.  I spent most of that time curled up in a ball wondering how on earth I would …. A. Learn the new system or B. Change it back.  I kept rebooting the damn computer hoping against hope that it would “fix itself” and go back to whatever the heck version I had before.  It never did.  Slowly, many baby steps later, I began using the IE 7 system and then I fell in love.  I looooove tabbed browsing.  I often have 10-12 different websites open for work, surfing, bill paying, note taking, and research all at once so tabbed browsing became my new drug.  I liked the new little menu bar at the top.  I totally realize that you can pretty much get a menu bar of your choice from somewhere on the ‘net but I didn’t have to work  to get this one you know.  Makes a difference.  I especially liked the new font that I browsed in.  And although I’m sure there’s a way to make that font appear wherever I want, again, I didn’t have to work at it, it just magically was there.  All was right with the world.  My life was complete.  Then I landed a contract with a new work-at-home company and they sent me an email with really big bold letters instructing me to remove IE 7 if I had it and never ever under any circumstances even think for a nano-second about turning back to it.  I followed like a sheep.  I deleted my beloved system and suddenly noticed even more  features that I had been taking for granted.  I cried.  I wept.  I searched my contract for loopholes.  I even sniffed out the underground and innocently asked other contractors if they’d ever known anyone to use the contraband IE 7.  No one owned up to it.

I’ve been plugging along with the completely outdated older version and dealing with the empty feeling in my life for several weeks now.  Yesterday I logged in to my new training session and if you haven’t been to one of these, it’s totally high-tech.  We sign in to a conference call and then log in to a site that shares our trainer’s desktop so we see whatever she’s doing and that’s how we train.  It’s amazing to think that 30 people from all over the country are all together learning this through technology.  Of course, most of you already know all this and I’ve been the dinosaur using outdated stuff, practically a manual typewriter. 

Anyway, I log in and take my seat, politely chatting with the other ladies when I notice the trainer arrived and began to “share”.  I immediately recognized another user, another deviant just like myself.  Imagine my shock and delight when I realized she was using all the systems I would be using and then some (dum, dum-dum-dum, DUM) with IE 7.  I held back a giggle and immediately opened another window to start researching where I could download my beloved.  I spent the 30 minutes after training getting all set up and back to normal before I signed in for my next shift.

And then I realized I should have paid a bit more attention to training because I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.  But who cares?  My life was once again, complete.

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