The Day I Almost Quit

Pressing the power button on my MacBook Air multiple times, I found myself faced with nothing but a black screen. I plugged the charger in, closed the laptop and waited a few hours.

Okay, let’s try this again.

I opened the laptop and pressed my index finger firmly on the power button. Nothing. I tried it again… and again… and again.

Same result…

With several projects due, one of which I had not backed up to my separate hard drive in a week, I started to feel a tightness in my chest that I had not felt in years. Looking around at the people in the little Caribbean rum shop where I had gone to get free Wi-Fi, I tried to calm myself down and appear normal. I asked the girl behind the bar if she knew of any Apple stores on the island.

Nimrod’s Rum Shop – believe it or not, the best WiFi in Lower Woburn, Grenada.

No. Of course, this wasn’t going to be so easy here.

She gave me the name of a computer repair guy in town and when I asked her if the guy worked on Apples, she told me that he eats them… Continue reading “The Day I Almost Quit”