Have you ever had your IT department “commandeer” your computer? For many, this may not be that big a deal. But for me, it was the strangest, most surreal thing I’ve experienced in my years of working with computers. And it’s something that has never happened to me before… until yesterday.
Someone from my IT department called me on the phone saying they needed to use my computer to show someone else how to do something. I asked if they would be coming up here. She kind of giggled and said no, that she would do it from her computer.
All of a sudden, my desktop wallpaper changed to the Windows default and a cursor that was certainly not mine started opening files and windows and programs and doing all kinds of other cool little things and I was just sitting back like a kid on a roller coaster.
When all was said and done, I simply said “wicked” in the phone to her. She thanked me and we hung up.
A few minutes later, she called me back.
IT Woman: Are you from New England?
Me: I lived there for a couple years. How’d you know?
IT Woman: You said “wicked.”
Me: That’s a New England thing?
IT Woman: Up there, it’s “wicked” this and “wicked” that. Where’d you live?
Me: Bristol, Connecticut.
IT Woman: Yep, makes sense.
Not only can she seemingly possess my computer, but she can tell where I lived based on a single-word utterance.
I shall never question the abilities of IT people. Ever.