rambling again...

From: Lucca Ginsburg <lucca99_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 12:51:25 +0200
To: czernowitz czernowitz <Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu>
Reply-To: lucca99_at_netvision.net.il

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<FONT size=2>Now that I have a really big group who listens to me (whether
they like it or not) I will tell you to-day a bit about Market Research
<FONT size=2>in this here Holy Land.</FONT>
<FONT size=2>There is a man named Michael who attends the same fitness
center I do. He became my computer guru, although he does not know God knows
what, but whatever he knows he shares for free.</FONT>
<FONT size=2>Yesterday he told me:</FONT>
<FONT size=2>:With winter coming up, you need protection against storms for
your computer. Go into a hardware shop and buy a gadget, it costs about 30
shekel, you plug it in and your computer is safe.</FONT>

<FONT size=2>30 shekels - my eye! The first shop asked for a hundred. The
second for 300, and I, quite intrigued by then, kept on asking. I called Alex,
the man who sold me the computer and he said: 1000 and I'll send you a
technician to install it.</FONT>
<FONT size=2>I wanted to give up by then, but there was that worry about
what will happen to all the lovely stuff I have in my computer when a blizzard
arrives? They do visit Israel from time to time..</FONT>
<FONT size=2>So I decided to spend a sum somewhere in the lower middle (250
shekel) and came back with a rather large carton. I opened the thing and faced
all kinds of wires and stuff and instructions. I stood there and wanted to

<FONT size=2>Bertie my beloved partner said: "Let me see - I'll fix it!"
Bertie is a wonderful cellist, but as far as fixing is concerned...he took one
look, and quickly retired to the living room without a word! I asked my
next-door neighbor in, a young guy with a computer.</FONT>
<FONT size=2>He too looked and exclaimed: "Now what is THIS thing?"

<FONT size=2>So I will have to call my computer technician, Igor, a Russian
who stutters. I stick to him, because technicians who do not stutter, talk too
fast for me. Question is WHEN he will deign to arrive and how much he will
charge me. And what if a storm comes up to-night?</FONT>

<FONT size=2>I've let my hair down and I feel better.</FONT>
<FONT size=2>Thanks, Lucca</FONT>

Received on 2003-12-16 07:56:08

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