Computer Guruette is Striking Back!

Super Mrs. C.
5 min readJul 10 for Unsplash

You may have noticed that Super Mrs. C., my elder sister, has been absent, of late. She has been hard at work (aka, wasting her time and electricity) trying to set up a website all by herself. I told her she wasn’t grown up enough to touch anything on her computer except Word and a few websites unless I tell her to, cause she does not know what she’s doing. (I love her, but the truth is the truth.)

Therefore, I am taking her place writing today. Computer Guruette is Striking Back.

Once she told me she was having some computer problems and she called me for help. She had to call me because our actual biological brother is some sort of computer genius, but he charges $100 an hour, and that’s the family rate.

I told her I’d look at her computer when she came to my house. She brought her laptop over and told me her DVD drive wasn’t working — she was only getting a picture… I checked it out for her — she had the volume turned down. Uh, SUM. (Stupid User Mistake.)

She tried to be a grown up and do something for herself on Tuesday when she decided to write in her blog — except she couldn’t get to it. That’s what she said. “I know it’s there, but I can’t get to where it is.” So she tried again on Wednesday and what she did was what other SUs do and pressed a bunch of keys and still couldn’t get on, so she called me. “Help! Help! I don’t want people to think I’m ignoring my blog and I can’t get on it, and I’m desperate!”

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

I didn’t answer the phone ’cause I was watching “Empire,and everybody knows I’m not going to answer the phone during “Empire,” but she called me anyway. I knew she’d be o.k. because I told her whatever you do, never touch delete.

So, I called her back on Thursday, and my brother-in-law, the Love of her Life, Steadfast Mister, answered the phone and I asked him, “How do you stand it?” and he said, “It’s not easy, but where am I gonna’ put her after 39 years?” So he put her on the phone, and I said, “What’s the matter NOW?” and she said something about not being able to get…

Super Mrs. C.

Retired teacher. Humorous essayist about Life. Serious essayist about politics and “race.” Aspiring world saver. Cat mama. We can do better than this.