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  Red Light District
by Patrick A Granfors
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Pity the computer tech guys that have to put up with the likes of me.

Photo:Our Weasel, the Devil's dog

The old red light was on today

No, not exactly what you think

The message, “Cannot find the server”

My internet connection extinct


The problem really made no sense

It was working an hour ago

I’d made a short run to the store

Now the line had a crimson glow


The wife pled suspicious ignorance

The dogs were lost in dream

So I called the tech at AT&T

To help restore my data stream


The guy was really quite polite

As we stumbled through the task

Eliminating this and that

Till he finally had to ask


“Are you sure the phone line’s connected

To the modem we provide

I’ve run the diagnostics

And they’ve almost never lied”


So we tried another phone cord

And I’ll be damned if it didn’t work

I had no explanation

Just another computer quirk


But as I retrieved the faulty cord

I noticed something new

It seems that stinkin’ Weasel

Had chewed the phone cord right in two


So when the tech guy asks a question

That seems stupid on its face

Be assured that you’re the one

Who'll suffer technical disgrace




Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors






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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/28/2010
A cute way to deal with life's travail. You still love him, don't you?

Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 6/28/2010
So, you have 'BUSTER; too. A destroyer!!!
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/28/2010
I'm sending jerky treats for Weasel. And remember, a dog is a man's best friend...

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/28/2010
A new way of communicating with the wayward boss ha, very cute!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/28/2010
Hahahaha! We had a cat that used to chew through all of our cords. He really must have had nine lives because most of the cords he destroyed were the ones connected to lamps! Cute write, Patrick!

Reviewed by D Johnson 6/28/2010
I've been there and done that...well, except I don't chew on the phone line.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/28/2010
Let the dog sit on your lap when you are on the computer so he can see that it isn't there to hurt him or take away any of his pettings...e
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/28/2010
That stinkin' Weasel. Wonder why he wasn't shocked a bit. Chewed it right in half, huh? A bit of a shock, me thinks, would keep him from doing it again.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/28/2010
You're Weasel is one smart pup - Perhaps she's tryin to tell you to pay more attention to her.

PS: I had the same problem with my T.V. that kept going out. I finally figured out that one of my cats keeps pawing off the red power light on the power strip!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/28/2010
It's always the most obvious thing. Great write.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/28/2010
That will teach you not to go petting your PC when Cujo is around! (LOL)


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