Magic And More Magic

| Learning | May 6, 2014

(I am a teacher, but also take care of the school computers as well. After school, I’m in the computer lab with a grade 10 student and another teacher. I’ve been trying for about 30 minutes to figure out what’s wrong with one of the computers.)

Me: “Don’t know what to say, Mr. [Teacher]. It just doesn’t want to boot.”

Teacher: “So, re-install Windows, I’m guessing?”

Me: “Yeah, I’ll start it tomorrow during my prep period. Need to finish marking those exams tonight. Actually, I’m going to try one more thing real quick before I go home.”

(I stand up, face the computer put both my arms straight out pointing all of my fingers towards the computer, wiggling them slightly.)


(The computer boots into Windows, and is working perfectly.)

Student: “What the h*** was that?!”

Me: “Something I read on Google once….

(That computer never gave me anymore problems that year. Three years later, I changed professions and became a real IT Tech. Sometimes, when I’m in the back room, I will still try to use the OOOGA BOOGA technique when I’m frustrated with a system. Sometimes it actually works.)

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