Computer equipment thievery

pink-computer-mouseIt started off slowly, covertly, I didn’t even know what was about to happen to me. First, he asks for a little help with powerpoint. Then he asks for a little help with attaching videos. One day, I go to log onto my lap top for a little online retail therapy—uh, I mean, checking my work email—and the spot where my computer used to take up house is empty. GASP! I figure, ok, ok, he can have it for the day. Maybe he needs to tighten up a presentation. I have a Mac lap top, I will just use that. So one day turns into a couple weeks and I have so far kissed my brand new, light, fast, delicious, little Toshiba lap top goodbye…

So I continue to live life with the Mac and my little portable mouse (I’m sorry, I can’t get into the touch pad, it creeps me out. All I see are germs. Crazy, I know—but c’mon we all took Micro). Slowly starting my morning a lazy Sunday I reach for my mouse and GASP! Missing. AGHHHHHH! I can’t get mad at him, surely I can’t. I do love him. I do. But my love might end at this thievery of computer equipment.

So I think I found a way to stop the larceny. I bought a new mouse. It’s pink.

No firefighter is going to take a pink mouse to work…I bet you can guess the color of my next laptop…

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Rebekah Child

Rebekah Child attended the University of Southern California for her bachelor's in nursing and decided to brave the academic waters and return for her master's in nursing education, graduating in 2003 from Mount St. Mary's. Rebekah has also taught nursing clinical and theory at numerous Southern California nursing schools and has been an emergency nurse since 2002. She is currently one of the clinical educators for an emergency department in Southern California and a student (again!) in the doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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2 Responses to Computer equipment thievery

  1. This is so funny! At first I thought you were talking about workplace thievery, but it’s your own hubby! I think a pink mouse is a the way to go. Protect your space, honey!

  2. I agree– this is hysterical! Good idea about the pink mouse. I think I might start using that idea for other things of mine that have started disappearing around the house…although how do you stop your guy from using all your pretty scented shower stuff!?