December 3rd, 2003

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06:35 pm - black humor
Today, I stopped in to look for a part at a local PC store. They didn't have the part I needed - but they did want to show me, as they always do, the latest and greatest in gay-ass pre-"modded" cases. In this case a completely clear acrylic case full of cold cathode shit with the power supply visibly sagging inward horribly because CHEAP ACRYLIC ISN'T A GOOD CHOICE OF LOAD BEARING MATERIAL. Sigh. So after we established they didn't have the parts I needed and I had no fucking interest in the parts they had, I stuck around to chat for a little while, and show them the video of BillG silently plotting to murder the IBM dude that invented Ctrl-Alt-Del, and like that.

And after a little while, this blonde chick walked in.

She was really a little old to be OMFG HOTTIE, and she really wasn't all that pretty, but she had a nice body and tight tight black jeans and cream-colored sweater, and the SECOND the door closed behind her, she donned that godawful over-bright smile that says "omfg, can one of you HORRIBLE FUCKING NERDS come help me with this problem? Look, I'm helpless!"

Sadly, the tactic was called for. All four of the PC store nerds in the front literally froze in place for several seconds, before one of them rushed over to help her. After another few seconds, another just as literally rushed to the back to alert the workbench trolls that an actual woman was in the store, omfg come quick! I felt like I was reading Catch-22 or something. "Oh jesus, I should be sobbing, screaming in anger, wailing in horror, or SOMETHING... not laughing my fucking ass off."

I left right then before I lost it.

Current Mood: keeklicious
Current Music: The Bloodhound Gang - You're Pretty When I'm Drunk

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[User Picture] From: apotheon
Date: December 3rd, 2003 - 04:27 pm
That is high effing comedy. I wish you had video of that.

[User Picture] From: handofme
Date: December 3rd, 2003 - 06:15 pm
No acctuly I think laughing ones ass of in those circomstances is the only right and prober thing to do.

From: scintil8ingwdsm
Date: December 4th, 2003 - 06:57 am

Must be a guy thing coz I'm just not gettin' it.

From: aduncous
Date: December 4th, 2003 - 10:19 am
That. Rocks.

From: (Anonymous)
Date: December 9th, 2003 - 11:52 pm

funny, yes...

but isn't it pretty mean? just a little? mean? that was my first reaction. "god, what a mean bastard..."

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: December 10th, 2003 - 12:00 am

Re: funny, yes...

mean? who's "mean?" me?

I'm just reporting the events as they occurred. If you don't understand why the post is titled "black humor", it's because I've been fighting against that stereotyped image of "computer dorks" all my fucking life, and here are these tools in the PC store living up to it and even beyond it. Sigh.

I felt like the evil DI. "The race can't afford you no more."

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