Posted by: granny1947 | May 17, 2011

Granny’s swearing Tuesday

Hello All.

Yes…I confess.
I swore.
The air was blue.
The hymn singing,bible reading staff members went pale.
Well, they went a lighter shade of dark.

I pressed the wrong button.
Always a dangerous thing to do.
Instead of selecting 20 stock items to be counted I selected the whole darn warehouse.
Over 4000 of them.

Once you have pushed the wrong button a pop-up message appears.
“you have selected 4355 items to be counted”
With ONE option.
I knew I had made a mistake.
No options for cock-ups.
I didn’tย  even press the damn YES.
I pressed the X in the corner.
No room for error on this module.
I now have our support company frantically try to sort it out.
And that is NOT what I said earlier.


NR Hatch did a post today.
With a video clip of the Dalai Lama.
Iย no longer want to win the lottery.
He is right.
It will cause such friction.
My family is already dysfunctional.
Don’t think I want to add to the mayhem.

If I had won the money I would have used a large portion of it to build some cluster homes.
Not for my family.
God forbid.
For AIDS orphans.
The thought of ten or twelve year olds trying to look after three of four siblings worries the hell out of me.
This is happening on a huge scale in the this country.
I know how hard it is to bring up a family as an adult.
As a child it must be horrific.
I wonder how I can do this without the lottery?

Oprah where are you?

And now that I have depressed you all I will leave.
My work for the day is done.


  1. You little ray of sunshine, you.
    Now I think i will go and have a glass of wine … Love you xxx

  2. Just hate it when that happens! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Silly Granny..what a boo-boo!

    love ya

    • I know Patrecia….it would be so boring to be perfect!

  4. money can only buy happiness when you are buying it for someone else

    I had a customer many years ago in a computer bureau who bitched over the bill at the end of the month. Like you he ran a complete stock take!

    • Hi Sidey…there was no way in hell we were going to do a full stocktake…would have taken forever…especially with the calibre of staff I have doing the counting!

  5. Opps! glad I live in another province, sorry I still want to win the lotto…..I just won’t tell anybody! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Sue…I see it has gone up to 70million….lots of responsibility with that sort of money.

  6. You are a good person to want to help AIDS kids. The job “oops” will go away.

    • How are you feeling today Maire…I was thinking about you!

  7. Glad you enjoyed the clip. At least you wanted to win the money for the “right” reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Some people want money so they can build 2nd, 3rd, and 4th houses for themselves. They will never realize inner peace with so much external stuff to care for.

    I wish I had been there
    To hear
    You swear

    Maybe I would have learned some new and colorful words. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • They were VERY colourful…mainly at myself…have made that oops before!

  8. Poor Granny.

    Hope it gets sorted.

    Those children break your heart.

    • I didn’t check Tilly but I think it is ok…something to look forward to tomorrow…holiday here today!

  9. I can only assume you’re old enough to swear – barely!

    • Hahaha Hook…I have invented a few swear words!!!!

  10. How frustrating! I hate it when computerized systems work like that. Makes no sense.

    Those are nice plans you have for lottery winnings. I agree that large amounts of money like that can be a very mixed blessing….and sometimes the “blessing” just turns into a nightmare.

    • Yes RD…only a YES button?

  11. Bet granny knows more than a few colourful words… LOL
    Modern technolgy…years ago we could have rubbed our mistake out and started again. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hehe Piglet…yes the old days had their benefits.
      And,yes, I do know a few good words!

  12. We all have our ooops !! moments !! frustrating as it can be-you gotta laugh when its all said and done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Penny….I think it is all sorted out so I can smile again!

  13. oh no i know how you feel! when i worked at a key factory one time i dropped a huge huge box full of locks and keys all keyed together. when the box fell open on the floor they all came apart. oh i can’t remember exactly what happened but needless to say it was a disaster!

    i do want to win the lottery!!! so i can house all of the stray dogs. my house is tiny. i’ll help some orphans also. oh the world is just a mess.

    • Tell me about it…when kids are forced to look after kids!

  14. Those tekkie guys love a good challenge, Granny. ‘Sides…who would create a program that doesn’t let you rethink a button push?

    I missed seeing any baboons. We were a restaurant with tons of warnings, but none appeared.

    So…thanks for the photo.

    • Hi Souldipper…was that restuarant at Cape Point?

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