My Mom works in a white collar office space in America. A few years ago a British man joined the office as the IT specialist, at least I think he’s British. My Mom always talks about how he’s British and lived in Zimbabwe. Yeah. Just take a second to ruminate on that. I have to assume he is an expat twice removed or the prominent criticism of American geographical knowledge needs to be intensified tenfold. (Still ruminating…..) She did describe a direction once as “North-South.” Moving swiftly on….
She was having some problems with the old work PC and I can only assume her British/Zimbabwean/American colleague was attempting what a highly trained IT professional is able to do alone . Turn the computer off and on again. Because, you see, he was under the desk messing with some wires and her desk is big (because my Mom is more important than your Mom) so his visibility wasn’t very good. He got frustrated and he yelled, “I need a torch. Can somebody get me a flipping torch?” much to the shock of my mother.
She stopped and wondered, “Is this Britbabwean so ticked off about some crossed wires that he’s going to burn this mother down. I don’t know how they do it in Britbabwea, but that’s called ARSON here, Bucko (she really would say Bucko).”
He must have seen the concern flash across her face which had clocked him as 10 seconds away from going postal because he looked at her and quickly corrected himself, “Flashlight. I need a flashlight.”
(Stiiiiiiill ruminating….) But if he really was from the Africa, the undeveloped continent we know it to be (read the tone), maybe he really did use torches to fix PC’s there.
Which now has me considering whether I should start a new list.
S**t people ask about Africa:
Are there PCs there?
Do they fix them with torches?