March #SOLC Day 20
Him: “You know the first question I always ask, right?”
Me: “Turn it off. Reboot?”
Him: “Yes. Did you do that?”
Me: (This time…..proudly) “Yes I did!”
Me: (On other days…with head hanging down) “No. I’ll try that and call you back.”
And so it goes. The banter between the district technology specialist and the rest of us.
I don’t envy him. He has a specialty; tons of knowledge in the area of technology. That’s all good. But it can all fall apart so quickly when he attempts to explain it to the rest of us. Those of us who don’t know (and really don’t want to know) about his field. It’s frustrating for both parties.
We just want things to work without adding any unnecessary knowledge about routers, servers, and rams to our brains. To him…that’s all necessary!
Today I had an especially trying conversation with Tony, our IT specialist. It lasted about 30 minutes and I took away about 2% of what he said. Tony is attempting to move all my computer documents from Google Docs to One Drive. I approve of this change, it’s just frustrating to endure. Today’s conversation was a bit different from the others, however, because I was listening with the ear of a Writer. I burst out into laughter when Tony said, and I quote: “Carrie, you have to be one person – you can’t be two. Only I can be two people.” He was referring to the two different ways I was signing in on Google Docs. It was hilarious. I quickly wrote it down. I also stopped listening after that.
A person can only take so much.