Thursday, May 26, 2011

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The following 'conversation' between a computer technician and a client seems to be circulating on the Web.  I  received it recently from a few different sources - twice with smiley faces.  (There are a few different versions out there.) It seems, according to my Google research, to have originated with, however, as with any of these things, I am not exactly sure of the source.  Whoever created it, it is amusing and instructive.  See what you think:

Install Love on the HUMAN Computer

Customer:  I really need some help. After much consideration, I've decided to install LOVE. Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support:  Yes, I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer:  Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready to install it now. What do I do?

Tech Support:  The first step is to open your HEART. Have you located your HEART?

Customer:  Yes, I have, but there are several other programs running right now. Is it okay to install while they are running?

Tech Support:  What programs are running?

Customer:  Let's see... I have PAST-HURT.EXE, LOW-ESTEEM.EXE, GRUDGE.EXE, and RESENTMENT.EXE running now.

Tech Support:  No problem. LOVE will gradually erase PAST-HURT.EXE from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory, but it will no longer disrupt other programs. LOVE will eventually overwrite LOW-ESTEEM.EXE with a module of its own called HIGH-ESTEEM.EXE. However, you have to completely turn off GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.EXE. Those programs prevent LOVE from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?

Customer:  I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support:  My pleasure. Go to your Start menu and invoke FORGIVENESS.EXE. Do this as many times as necessary until it's erased the programs you don't want.

Customer:  Okay, now LOVE has started installing itself automatically. Is that normal?

Tech Support:  Yes. You should receive a message that says it will stay installed for the life of your HEART. Do you see that message?

Customer:  Yes, I do. Is it completely installed?

Tech Support:  Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other HEARTs in order to get the upgrades.

Customer:  Oops. I have an error message already.  What should I do?

Tech Support:  What does the message say?

Customer:  It says, "ERROR 412-PROGRAM NOT RUN ON INTERNAL COMPONENTS."  What does that mean?

Tech Support:   Don't worry, that's a common problem. It means that the LOVE program is set up to run on external HEARTs but has not yet been run on your HEART. It is one of those complicated programming things, but in non-technical terms it means you have to "LOVE" your own machine before it can "LOVE" others.

Customer:  So what should I do?

Tech Support:  Can you pull down the directory called "SELF-ACCEPTANCE"?

Customer:  Yes, I have it.

Tech Support:   Excellent. You're getting good at this. Now, click on the following files and then copy them to the "MYHEART" directory: FORGIVE-SELF.DOC, REALIZE-WORTH.TXT, and ACKNOWLEDGE-LIMITATIONS.DOC. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching any faulty programming. Also, you need to delete SELF-CRITICISM.EXE from all directories, and then empty your recycle bin afterwards to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer:  Got it. Hey!  My HEART is filling up with new files.  SMILE.MP3 is playing on my monitor right now and it shows that PEACE.EXE, and CONTENTMENT.EXE are copying themselves all over my HEART.  Is this normal?

Tech Support:  Sometimes. For others it takes a while, but eventually everything gets downloaded at the proper time.  So, LOVE is installed and running.  You should be able to handle it from here.  Ah, one more thing.

Customer:  Yes?

Tech Support:  LOVE is freeware.  Be sure to give it and its various modules to everybody you meet. They will in turn share it with other people and they will return some similarly cool modules back to you.

Customer:  I will!  Thanks for your help!


  1. I love this Bonnie! I hadn't seen it before. I'm going to share this!

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  2. I don't even know what to say Bonnie....except eye opener for me to be totally honest. It's the little things you know. All the little files that lead up to one big jumbled and disorganized file after a while if we don't learn to hit the clean up button. I am glad you shared this with us - I needed to read it. The self-acceptance directory? The jury is still out on that verdict for me. A learning process to be sure! Loved this post ~ Happy Thursday!

  3. Hummm…I do feel sorry it takes those Windows-based HUMAN computers soooo many steps and questions to get LOVE up and running without glitches; but given all the directions needed, plus the necessity of supervision by a higher techno-power, I understand the reason for its initial lack.

    We Mac-based HUMAN computers, on the other hand, just came with the program pre-installed straight from the box; all we had to do was switch on and feel that LOVE in our veins…er, microchips ;-))).

  4. nice. if only a few clicks would do the trick but there is some nice wisdom in there...

  5. Beautiful.
    I will pass this freeware forward.

  6. I hadn't seen this's very cute AND very wise!

  7. ~Fabulous~ Thank you Bonnie <3
    (Am installing now!)

  8. Very good. Love your own machine first. I'll try to remember that.

  9. Absolutely beautiful Bonnie - I feel like printing if off and hanging it in my study.

  10. It gives me the shivers - in a good way :-)

    Not so much because of the content, which is brill, but the fact that this permeates through the web. Somehow it brings home to you what it is we are doing here on line.

  11. I've seen this before as well, and delight in reading it again!
    Thanks for an important reminder.


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