A Pop-Up Horning

28thMay. × ’09

There are a few areas in an office space where awkward conversations are guaranteed. The worst place of course, is the area in the lobby in front of the elevators. I was waiting there with a few people I work with, all of us doing our best to ignore each others existence. Craig’s arrival made that impossible. He struck up a conversation with me. It’s the type that makes you painfully aware that the person you’re talking with has no idea how computers work.

Craig , ever so casually, questioned me about how many pop-ups and virus warnings are normal for a computer. The way he asked was how I imagined sailors must talk about STD’s when leaving a port. I played along and asked what sort of sites he had been browsing of late. His colour reddened and he mentioned that he’d innocently been visiting this charity site. He was looking to sponsor some poor displaced orphans, when out of nowhere, his computer got inundated with viruses and ads for Viagra.

As I stepped into the lift, I held the doors open for him and asked if any of these “orphans” were giving out a free-trial for the first five minutes, before asking for your credit card details for a full twenty minute viewing. His hue deepened further and he muttered that he’ll catch the next lift, because “he’d rather grab his own

That’s funny, I thought he already was.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 28, 2009 at 7:26 PM | Permalink

    …I’m adopting an orhpan as we speak, pre-paid of course.

  2. Heh
    Posted May 28, 2009 at 8:39 PM | Permalink

    Lou – You can buy a dozen orphans at WalMart for a buck.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted June 1, 2009 at 8:58 PM | Permalink

    …or you can rent fully grown orphans outside Home Depot.

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