Sending a message all ‘round the world is accomplished in short order,
But first one has to master some tricks to cross the techie-geek border.
The afore said call is easy enough, all you do is press this key,
But nothing works, until you are pressed to unravel its mystery.
Read the manual thoroughly, we’re admonished at the start,
But the manual’s written succinctly, and it’s hard to get to the heart
Of the matter; that is, firmly planting one’s feat in square one, to
Piece together ounces of knowledge, when we need it by the ton.
The first page says, “Install the battery” by placing the “down side up”.
I’ll try that with alacrity, rejoice, then sip from wisdom’s cup.
But I struggle and struggle for half an hour and only then do I find
That I’m holding the damn piece upside down. That clearly blows my mind.
And so it goes page after page, learning what buttons to push
In a race with exhausted patience, that is rapidly turning to mush.
Soon, I’ll be able to take this device and it’ll do what I want it to do.
Now where is the On/Off switch discussed? I think it was Section 2.
But try as I might, following jot and tittle, I can not get it to work.
I feel inept and depressed and at wit’s end.... a technological jerk.
A phone number’s provided, for those, who have heard no “technical click”.
In order to get 7/24 service from an outsourced Indian Sikh.
I told my guru I did as was told, where page 8 says “Type: star nine”
“Before that”, he opines, “if you type a seven, all will be quite fine.”
I did and it worked: My query? “How would I know about the seven?”
“Experience.”, said he, “A fact you must know.” Help us all, you geeks in Heaven!
Copyright © 2013 by Frank Koerner