Monday, July 12, 2010

My Haunted Laptop

Was sitting in front of my laptop one hot Sunday afternoon, looking at the blank word document trying to put into words the random thoughts in my head. My son was fast asleep and G was so engrossed in the making of his PPT that he wouldn't even realise it if someone kidnapped me (although on second thoughts, he might lock the door after them to make sure they can't change their mind!) - but I digress. All of a sudden, the screen saver vanishes and the words - Hi...What are you doing? pop up on my screen...ON MY MS WORD!!!! For a minute I am confused and wonder if this is a new chat screen or something, but realise that my messenger is not on. Before my imagination goes wild, I just close the screen and open a new document and suppress the odd feeling in the pit of my stomach. Then it happens again - Are you trying to ignore me L? the message asks. My palms start to feel sweaty and the hair on the back of my neck stands up. I quickly shut down the computer and walk into the kitchen. After many gulps of cold water, I wash my face and walk back to the laptop. I switch it back on and decide not to open MS word this time, but the minute the computer is on and loaded, Google homepage opens and in the search bar appear the words - Why did you do that? How can you shut me off when I'm talking to you? Don't make me angry. I jump out of the chair and in a soft voice called out to G- Can you come and look at my computer...it doesn't seem right. G cocks his head to one side, eyes still glued to his screen and asks in a slightly distracted voice - What is it? What's wrong? Some strange things are coming up on the screen - I say, my eyes glued to the screen. Ya...read more cartoons. Haven't I told you those sites are risky. I am sure it's a virus. Another google screen opens and in the search box comes the message -No one can help you. Now I am mad at G and the errr...ghost?.  Don't sermonise me now...come and see what's happening. As I am shouting at G, the search bar types out a new message - Don't call him...Don't make me hurt him. Before I fully comprehend what that means, G makes a move to get up from his chair...then frowns at his screen and says How did that happen? What? - I ask not really paying attention. I somehow deleted the whole presentation that I've been making all weekend. How did I do that? - G sits back, looking very worried. WHAT - I shriek, and close the laptop and jump to unplug it. Tears are running down my face now and I am huddled on the couch really freaked out. Every ghost story I've read or heard pop up in my mind. Seeing my reaction G slowly walks over to me, sits down and asks - Why are you crying? As I blubber my way through my explanation, G stops me and says  - Look at this and walks over to his laptop and emerges cheekily with a wireless keyboard and mouse in hand...the source of my ghost!!!

And that's why I killed him, your honor...I say in my head.

14 comments:

Mythili Kannan said...

:D Gal I am rolling and laughing. Thats why I always remove the USB of the wireless mouse before I sit before my laptop to make sure my two kids (yes, one real kid and other disgussed in the form of husband) don't spoil my works.

Vinita Santhosh said...

buah ha ha haaa... cant stop laughing.... chettan aalu kollaalo!!

Laxmi Gopa said...

@Mythili-Finally managed to follow ur blog...everytime the followers screen would have the failed IE sign on it..:)

Laxmi Gopa said...

Disclaimer - This is a slightly exxagerated post...G wants to make sure I let everyone know this.:)

Anonymous said...

hahhaha.. Rohit freaked me out like this once.. not to such extent.. but he often works with Virtual Screens.. and some one in Australia can move a mouse to have the cursor do a dance on our computer.. (i still dont understand it fully...) but yeah.. the first time i saw "remote access" i freaked too! poor you!
-Shaista

Laxmi Gopa said...

I had been reading these horror posts written by some guy and have been really freaked out for a while...although this is a bit exxagerated version, it is part true and he freaked the hell out of me.

Bala said...

Awesome Laxmi!Hilarious! :-)

Tara said...

Crazy the things our husbands do sometimes...I am sure it wasn't funny when it happened but can be laughed at now that we see the whole scene played in front of us :-) lol

Priti said...

Ahh I tot it's google docs chat...U know rite we can chat in google docs too if u r logged in :(

Laxmi Gopa said...

@Tara-It is funny now...like all incidents are in retrospect.

@Priti - Sorry to sound ancient and "just off the boat" kind - but what's google docs?

Maria said...

Hilarious! Rofl at d door locking after d kidnappers... Luk fwd to ur posts.simple n relatable.
N naughty G....oops naughty G! Ring a bell? :P

Laxmi Gopa said...

@Maria - LOL at NAughty G...wouldn't have known what it was, but for an incident tht happnd in Giant...where thy were promoting it and Changu asked for sample and I happily gave it to him and the man gave me a - WHT KIND OF MUM ARE YOU? look...
Gopa says I am helping him develop thicker skin..:P

Anonymous said...

hehheheheee.....enikku vayya!!! Loved it,Lallu!!! u the gooooood :)

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