the MIS department has decided to come down hard on us poor peons and restrict all internet access to strictly business sites related to healthcare. it is so unfair! i can’t chat, i can’t blog, i can’t write, what am i going to do during work hours? (if somebody suggests work, they better go hide now!)
they do not understand. i only go to work so that i can get bored and start writing stuff down. i am at my best creatively when the boss is breathing down my neck and i am on a deadline. the procrastination instict kicks in and i write, correct, translate, criticize, banter, flirt, squeeze my pimples, calculate, balance my check book and surf the net while speeding up the project until i burst the sonar limit and finish gloriously one minute before deadline. how am i going to do that now?
how dare they? granted i am not paid to surf the net, but that is how i maintain my edge, create my relationships and keep my brain from going to the other side of the sanity spectrum. and it is not like i have been surfing for porn or even dating (they were restricted a long time ago). i do it for the sake of knowledge. i mean how will i find out whether Britney Spears has bared her boobs again? what about answering a particularly smart comment in my blog? i have to do it as a guest, which is disgusting. a guest in my own blog? what is the world coming down to?
i still have my own computer of course. it is just that between my dad, my cousin, my other cousin, my sister when she comes to visit, my neighbor’s son and me, the poor thing never gets any rest at all. it is always bending back and forth, creaking ominiously, overheating worse than a soldier on leave and crashing every two days. and i get sick when my Bear gets sick (so what, some people name their thingies, i named my computer).
my creative flow is cut. now i have to go back to emailing myself everything that comes in my brain and deepen my poetry vault, which we all know it is not a good idea. or i should date one of the MIS people. let’s see, there is the married one, the really really wheezy one and the incommunicado one who is chinese and speaks in code. yeah, poetry vault it is.
aie, voe is me! if they restrict peshku too, i am done for. just stick a fork and serve me for dinner because there is no more cooking in this oven.
well maybe i can take up chair yoga with the rest of octogenarians.