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Techno rage

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Tegan Tue 15-Dec-15 12:04:30

I'm a complete techno phobe and get very frustrated when things don't work. Got back from a few days away to find that catchup tv wasn't working. Turned it on and off [several times]; checked all connections etc etc. Kept thinking that, having turned it off at night it would be working the next day but, no;dead as a dodo. Eventually phoned the helpline and they talked me through various things for what seemed like hours ['have you turned it off and on?' grrrrr]. It did, eventually connect [I'm sure the engineer did something at the other end]. Problem is, by this stage I was wanting to murder someone and/or throw a brick through the television screen. Wanted to scream at the S.O. 'if you were a REAL man you would be able to fix it'. My techno rage was frightening. Had to take myself off to the gym to attack the weights there to calm myself down. Is it just me? I think it's the annoyance that I don't know if something is actually wrong or that it's just something I haven't or have done. And the frustration at realising how much I depend on catchup tv.

ninathenana Tue 15-Dec-15 12:14:47

No not just you. I think when I've exhausted all the methods I know and the bloody thing still doesn't work a lot of my rage (usually relieved by throwing something across the room) is due to my own feelings of inadequacy.

Anniebach Tue 15-Dec-15 12:18:52

Same for me ,my rage is against self

Alima Tue 15-Dec-15 12:58:51

Not just tech stuff with me. Any inanimate object can come in for a pasting if it refuses to co-operate. So there.

Tegan Sun 20-Dec-15 19:35:15 can't get catchup or BBC. Trying not to get wound up.....

hildajenniJ Sun 20-Dec-15 19:43:18

Tegan, how are you trying to watch catch up TV? Are you on computer or through a little box? I actually don't know why I'm asking as I don't think
I'll be much help.

Tegan Sun 20-Dec-15 20:26:35

I can watch it on the computer but it isn't working through my Youview box on the telly. The chap from AOL did get it working last week but now it's worse than before [no BBC]. BBC works on the other tellies though [but no catchup on those]. I have, however, ate some chocolate that I'd bought to give that will REALLY cheer me up when I get on the scales tomorrow....sad.