Cross

Today I am feeling a little cross (and not just with the current political situation).

A few weeks back we bought a reconditioned laptop for P so that we would not have to fight for the use of our current one, which I use for our household accounts, shopping and travel arrangements.  P only really used it for social networking accounts and playing games.

I left it up to him to speak to the young man in the shop to explain what he wanted and decided not to get involved in the situation.  P asked if the new one would be capable of playing an old game he had on a CD and was told yes it would.

Now, P is not particularly computer savvy and so left it to me to set up all his various accounts on the new laptop, with all the shortcuts and passwords to his usual sites and copy over any file folders, for photos etc.

Yesterday he announced that the game was not running properly as the screen freezes continually so he was taking the laptop back for a refund.

Today has so far been spent by me trying to make sure I have removed all his personal data and now doing a full reset before he takes it back. What a P.I.T.A.

I shall not be going with him for that one.

Back to fighting for *my* laptop now.

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6 comments:

  1. Sounds like he should have spent a little bit of his holiday money on a reasonably priced Acer laptop or a tablet and got himself something new and easy. They don't cost much money these days and plenty of back-to-school bargains at this time of year. It's a case of priorities. If he buys himself a tablet he can take it to Tasmania and play on it during the flight.

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    1. He is rather careful with his pocket money and refused to shell out on a new, higher-spec one. I did try to explain but I am unfortunately not the right gender to be taken seriously.

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  2. We bought a reconditioned one once - "A1+". Never again.

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    1. I don't think there is anything wrong with it really, it's just not fast enough for the game he wants to play. I have offered to buy him something more powerful but he says he has lost interest now. Just wait until the winter sets in and he can't get outside!

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  3. P.I.T.A.? Isn't that an animal charity? Protect Ill Treated Animals. A worthy cause.

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    1. Particularly as a certain member of our household is in the doghouse.

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