Yesterday was not one of my best days at work. I had a stressful day, and believe me I am not my best when I am stressed. Thing is, I got rolled on to a new project last week yah, and my team members and I have been trying to get relevant data and stuff. I had done this the whole day and I was getting worn out, then we go have this review meeting with my boss and he asked us to do some more groundwork. This was already 6.30p.m and my brain was already approaching hibernation mode. Anyhow, I managed to motivate myself to start round two of work, then the inevitable happened. My laptop crashed!
Ok actually what happened was that as I was working on my laptop the phone beside me rang. Usually I don’t pick up the phone cuz it’s a project phone and I hardly receive calls on that phone (seriously) but I picked the phone cuz it was close to me. In the process I knocked down a cup of water which splash on me and on my laptop. I completely forgot about the call and checked my dress, water all over. I didn’t even realize water had poured on my laptop till a colleague (Olusanjo) called my attention to it. Damn! I quickly carried the laptop and with the help of Olusanjo cleaned up the laptop and the table. Next thing my laptop screen went blue! Everyone or almost everyone knows blue is not a colour u want to see on your laptop screen. Men I wanted to run mad. I removed the battery; rather Olusanjo did cuz at this point I was getting frenetic. Later he replaced the battery and switched on the laptop. It appeared to be working and I was about to start smiling, when the blue screen appeared again…Grhhhhhhhhh at this point I just lost it…usually when I get to this point I shut down, I can’t function. Meanwhile, Bunmi, the person on the phone (it was an internal call) came to check what had happened. Am not sure what was going down then cuz I was in a dazed state, but I heard someone said I should just shut down the laptop and put it on when I get home. Other colleagues had joined in at this point and tried to cheer me up. Bunmi kept saying, “Don’t worry, it will be fine, trust me.”
Omo, I didn’t know when I started crying…I didn’t mean to cry but men the tears just came right out (not so surprising considering my tears glands are just on my eyelids). I guess with the accumulated stress of the day I just couldn’t help it. I wasn’t sobbing or wailing or anything like that, (please o)…but I was sniffing sha. Lol. Anyway, I left the project room and went to the ladies to calm down. Now at this point, I was pretty pretty upset at myself for taking that call. Didn’t make sense but hey I was upset (I can be very irrational sometimes). Why did I pick that call sef?!!! In the midst of all these, I remembered to say a quick prayer to God to please get my laptop working cuz men, I didn’t want to commence the following day with the IT guys trying to sort out my laptop.
Ok, ok, let me cut the long story cut, I got home, and I put on my laptop and it came on! No long story, it just came on!! I was really glad, though I nearly forgot to say "thank you" to Baba God…lol…
So I can conclude and say that the nerve-racking day ended well. Blue screen is not it o , unfortunately another colleague that sat beside me today got a blue screen (I think his laptop crashed as well or something). I hope it’s not a funky blue virus sha :~}
Addendum: Note to all laptop users- DO NOT LEAVE WATER, TEA, COFFEE, ETC BESIDE UR LAPTOP.