Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The SV Times Presents - Dear Alex #1- Computer Issues

Dear Alex,

I'm having issues with my new computer, and I'm about ready to toss it out the window. The stupid thing won't turn on! I've tried everything! I've tried plugging it in, unplugging it, cross-plugging it...it won't do anything! I called the store, and they told me to call this techno support place. Do you know what the number to a techno support place is?! I'm just sitting here, narrating my message to a friend as she types it. It's so embarrassing that I can't even use my own computer.

I understand that you're a computer whiz, so I thought it would be okay to email you with this question for your new column. Oh, my little boy! I can't believe you have your own column now! It brings tears to my eyes. Oh, and how's my little Susie, hmm? Can she walk yet? I haven't seen her in awhile...

-Your Mom. (and bring by Susie sometime, will ya?!)

Dear Mom,

You realize you could have called me, right? We've been over this; you don't turn the computer on and off by plugging and unplugging it repeatedly. There are buttons on the computer that will turn it off successfully. Why didn't you hire one of the tech (short for "technical") guys to hook up your computer for you? Why can't your friend who typed this message help you out with your computer?

Suzanne is adapting well, and she's growing like a weed. She even looks like you a little bit. I promise I'll bring her when we go back to Riverview over the holidays. I'll even fix your computer, which by now I'm certainly hoping isn't a laptop.

Stay Sane,


  1. Welcome to Alex as our new Dear Alex contributor and mmmcheezy as a new author behind the scenes.

    Very cute first post!

    Dear Alex, My best friend just broke up with his girlfriend. Is this a good time to tell him I'd like to date her myself. Actually, I'd kind of like to take him on a date too.

    Seriously confused

  2. Dear Alex,

    You have your own column now, but you couldn't even help your mom?? O.o

    Dear Mom,

    Have you read the manual yet?


    Seriously, it's so funny. I thought you were asking for help :) Wonderful first post! You should have added hilarious/funny for the reactions.

  3. Awesome, guys! Thanks for the questions. :) I'll be sure to goad Alex into answering them.

  4. Oh, and Alex is indeed a little..."curt", to put it politely. It just adds to the charm, I guess. :)


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