A Site for Sore Eyes
My name is Christen Gruebel and I have Computer Rage.
Though I can keep it at an appropriate-for-the-office level (hence, I tap the mouse irritatedly without throwing and breaking it), I have had my moments.
During the event which will now and forevermore go down as the Microsoft Word Hysteria of '04, I lost a 15-page paper the night before it was due, thanks to ill-functioning University library computers and a corrupt disc. To put a positive spin on it, I told people I just loved writing my discourse on Virginia Woolf as a feminist icon so much, I did it twice. Not true.
I yelled at my computer for about an hour until I finally resigned myself to the fact I would just have to do it again (unless I wanted to hand in a document composed entirely in Wingdings). So I did succumb to my fate, but not one second before I broke a few computer-related items.
In my defense, a mouse should be able to withstand way more pressure than that! Also: I never even missed the F2 key from my keyboard. So there.