So last night when my clumbsy fingers tapped the wrong key on my laptop, resulting in the disappearance of my entire blog, it got me thinking. It was that exact thought, that led me to todays blog; the story of the many technological challenges that life throws my way, daily.

For example, two days ago I could have sworn we were in the middle of a heat wave, unable to venture outside in fear of melting. So instead of sitting inside and doing just that, I decided to be proactive. I opened up all of the garage doors to let as much air flow in as possible, messaged my bestfriend to come over, turned on the tv, placed ‘One Tree Hill Season One’ in the dvd player, pushed play, sat myself down on the couch and waited. However, to my suprise, there was no sound. Not slight sound or muffled sound, but no sound at all.

So after using every ounce of energy we had left just to make it up off the couch, we managed to find a single loose cord in amongst the mess that was plugged in on one side, but without a home on the other. For the next hour, my bestfriend and I proceeded to place this single silver cord into every possible hole of every single electrical device, hoping for a miracle. Needless to say, there were no miracles that day.

 Moral of the story: Just because there is a loose cord does not mean that it infact has a home, nor does it mean you will find that home.

 Technology 1 – Sam 0

To be honest though, this is nothing new for me. For almost as long as I can remember every single mobile telephone that I have ever owned, has hated me. Now I don’t use the word hate very often, but there really is no other word I could use to describe the way the phone world has turned against me. The only possible explanation is that of a past life. Obviously without knowing it, I must have done something so terrible, and so extreme that every single brand of mobile telephones have band together and vowed to turn themselves against me, because let me tell you, they have done exactly that. Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, basically every brand of mobile phone that you can possibly think of has decided to jump on the bandwagon. 

Moral of the story: When they start to gang up on you to that extent, you never really stood a chance.

Technology 7 – Sam 0

 Now, anyone who has been through what I have over the past couple of years would understand completely the bond that you develop with your heat pack. He was only tiny, but he always, always did his job. He was reliable and for that I loved him dearly. That is, until I killed him.

Mumma had this fantastic bright idea of getting a new microwave. One of those fancy ones that works as both a microwave and an oven. However, with this handy little double trouble microwave came a number of different accessories; one being a tall wire rack.

Now might I just add, this wire rack came with the microwave, so it would make sense that it would then be suitable to use in that very same appliance. I am sad to say, that this was not the case.

I had this ingenius idea of placing my heat pack on top of the wire rack while it heated in the microwave. Needless to say, the wire rack was designed for the convection oven only, not the microwave. So within seconds, my tiny baby heat pack was on fire and his life was taken away long before his prime. The wire rack – competely unharmed.

Moral of the story: Fancy microwave ovens should come with more instructions, or consequently, the users of these fancy microwave ovens should pay more attention to those very same instructions.

 Technology 8 – Sam still 0

 Now in most circumstances, statistics are a true indication of both parties efforts. This case however, is not most circumstances. If points were allocated for fighting back, then it would be a completely different story. Trust me.