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Me and my video recorder

I once programmed a video-recorder –
Sat there for hours growing tetchy and grumpy,
Melded mind with plastic machine,
Brain-cells with paper instructions,
Feelings with electricity and silicon junctions.

Finally broke through to
ENLIGHTENMENT
And found myself staring AGHAST and FLABBERHASTED
At a remote
THAT SEEMED TO BE DOING ITS JOB!

Lost the battery the next week,
Week after that the video got kicked,
Week after that unplugged,
And then my kids pressed all the wrong buttons.

Now my buttons stay firmly UNPRESSED –
I will not rise to the bait of HOW EASY IT IS,
Nor will I describe in loving detail to my friends
HOW CONVENIENT IT’S MADE MY LIFE!

It sits there, sulking and glowering,
And I ignore it,
Best way to deal with MACHINES THAT DON’T WANT TO FUNCTION!

Programming video recorders – what a pain in the neck that was. Still relevant, I’m sure, with today’s latest gadgets.

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