‘Tis the season of scary stuff: ghosts and ghouls; tricking and treating; spooky spiders and other freaky frights.
None of the above actually scare me but there are other things that do, such as:
Virtual vanishings. I recently downloaded Yosemite – Apple’s new operating system. It’s free so I thought, yah, and then the thousands of photos I have stored on my MacBook went AWOL when I could no longer access iPhoto, so I thought, ?@*!. Cue a lengthy phone call to Apple after which I can once again open iPhoto. Praise be because I have no copies virtual or otherwise of said photos. I have learnt a salutary lesson on the importance of back up and so I don’t panic next time something similar happens I have just ordered an external hard drive.
Lemons without pips. They are probably a zillion times easier to juice than lemons with pips but I worry about where the pips have gone. Bred out I think is the answer. Now life is a complicated thing and there are lots of things to stress about and obviously whether a lemon is pipped or unpipped is not one of them. But, still and all, I prefer my foodstuffs as close to nature as intended so I’ll stick with pip-filled lemons
Sales assistants. Well, only when they are assuring me that an item of clothes I am trying on fits because inevitably this happens when I have doubts about whether it does or not. And sometimes I persuade myself it does when it doesn’t. *ruefully looking at the contents of my wardrobe*
Jokes. Or, I should say, jokes that I don’t find funny. I am total rubbish at fake laughter.
ID’s and passwords. Life was so much simpler back in the day when multiple log in’s weren’t part of daily life. Mostly I write these gatekeepers to online life down but sometimes, having greater faith in my memory than is warranted, I don’t. Thank heaven for the forgot password button on most sites.