30 Jan 2012

Cold Calling

In a comment on my last post, Dr FTSE asked me to write a little something about those annoying people who plague our lives, either by trying to sell us computer or internet deals- or simply for the chance of hacking our screens.

I heard and obeyed, Doc...

"There's something wrong with your computer,
just follow my advice!"

Thinks:- (But if you do, I'l nobble you
just like a ton of ice
that's jettisoned from out a plane -
It won't be very nice!
I'll infect you with a virus before the day is through,
if you heed my wicked words, as some poor suckers do.)

I pretend to be an expert, an IT brainy geek -
the kind that uses telephones to feed you double-speak -
until, too late, your screen goes blank
and I'll know that I'm the one to thank, ha HA!

Posted for Imaginary Garden's Open Link Monday

25 comments:

  1. . . . and still people are taken in . . .

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  2. I just don't understand why hackers do what they do. They definitely must have too much time on their hands an too much hatred in their hearts.

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  3. This is good, Jinksy! There are some nasty people out there unfortunately.

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  4. I hate to think such poisonous hearts exist but I guess they do, just setting out to kill other people's joy.

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  5. Well written bit of poesy and a handy warning. Personally, I think that people who hack ought to be treated like any other terrorist... can we say "Guantanamo"?

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  6. Did someone hack your screen and changed the 'of' into 'if'? ;-)

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    1. You've lost me, m'dear - have I made a typo that I can't see? :)

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    2. Ah! there it is! Took me three more reads before I spotted it! LOL. I'm a crap editor, as well as a crap typist. Thanks, Carolina. :)

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    3. LOL because I came back to see if I was wrong (I'm never wrong you know) and I couldn't find it. Huh? Seriously doubting myself I scrolled down and then read your second answer. Ah! LOL again ;-)

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  7. Oops. I think I meant 'change'. Did I? ;-)

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  8. Fun write to a very widespread internet related problem. Well done. Thanks

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  9. A particularly fun read with the comments and typos and all. You're a born entertainer, Jinksy. I love it.
    K

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  10. Very true Pen. A timely warning. And sort-of in poetry... :-) (I'm being cheeky) - Dave

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  11. Ack!! This would be terrible!!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. Computers are a love-hate relationship, aren't they? And hackers, well i have no love for them.

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  13. Sometimes I wish I could hack the hacker, you know? Would like to give them a bit of their own medicine, but oh well all I can do is NOT get hacked, huh? Enjoyed the read. Blessings!

    http://kickinitwiththekids.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/garden-of-laughs/

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  14. Just popping in to say hi ya stranger! And a great read...as always :)

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  15. Great poem! Gave me a bit of a chuckle, it seems in my family I'm the one everyone always calls when their computers crash, maybe I should...ah nevermind, they'd just ask me to fix it again anyway lol.

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  16. tagged http://goroshechek.blogspot.com/2012/02/tags.html

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  17. That was wonderful!
    I sure hope it wasn't based on real life experience. :)
    Madeleine Begun Kane

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