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United States
Once upon a midnight dreary,
Fingers cramped and vision bleary,
System manuals piled high
and wasted paper on the floor,

Longing for the warmth of bedsheets,
Still I sat here doing spreadsheets:
Having reached the bottom line,
I took a floppy from the drawer.

Typing with a steady hand,
I then invoked the "save" command
But got instead a reprimand:
It read, "Abort, Retry, Ignore?"

Was this some occult illusion?
Some maniacal type intrusion?
These were choices Solomon himself,
Had never faced before.

Carefully I weighed my options...
These three seemed to be the top ones.
Clearly I must now adopt one;
choose: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

With my fingers pale and trembling
Slowly toward the keyboard bending,
Longing for a happy ending,
Hoping all would be restored,

Praying for some guarantee,
Finally I pressed a key.
But what on the screen did I see?
Again "Abort, Retry, Ignore?"

I tried to catch the chips off guard -
I pressed again, but twice as hard;
But luck was just not on the cards,
I saw what I had seen before.

Now I typed in desperation
Trying random combinations.
Still there came the incantation
"Abort, Retry, Ignore."

There I sat, distraught, exhausted,
By my own machine accosted,
Getting up, I turned away
And paced across the office floor.

And then I saw an awful sight—
A bold and blinding flash of light,
A lightening bolt that cut the night,
And shook me to my very core.

The PC screen collapsed and died.
"OH NO! MY DATABASE!" I cried.
I heard a distant voice reply,
"You'll see your spreadsheets...nevermore!"

To this day I do not know
The place to which our data goes.
Perhaps it goes to heaven,
Where the angels have it stored.

But as for Productivity, well,
I fear this has gone straight to Hell.
And that's the tale I have to tell—
Your choice: Abort, Retry, Ignore.

(Not my creation... I thought it was rather clever and humorous, but obviously old. Who still uses floppies?)

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Drydareelin Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe I thought i was good at Paint.Net o.o
punkmama Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Your Spacescapes are beautiful!
R3V-fiR3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008

Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their user page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!

1-3: you're a bad friend
4-6: you're an ok friend
7-9: you're a good friend
10-& Up: you're a great friend
gunezzue Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
how can i get your skin for!
gunezzue Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
how nooby of me to think that pdn started having skin adons -_- lol just take my coment of lol
0-HELIO-0 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   Interface Designer
Not so! Don't worry about it. :)
gunezzue Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well okay lol =]
iTop-edition Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav
0-HELIO-0 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   Interface Designer
Tennis is awesome. ;)
Lord-Ilpolazzo Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Wow! thanks for the favourite on "Admiration"!
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