Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'M BACK...with a lot to say!

Hello, everyone. This is Nicole Little once again. I'm sorry that I haven't been posting any new posts lately. I haven't been blogging for 3 months because back in August, my laptop that I had for 10 months was destroyed by viruses and overheating, and I made a big mistake going to a fake computer repair shop to get it fixed. It was the type of computer shop where the technician will come to your house and fix your computer. So, this guy went to my house to check on my laptop. He seemed pretty young, and my instincts were telling me that something's not right about this guy, but I didn't pay any attention until it was too late. The guy told me that it had something to do with the hard drive, and he told me that he had to take the computer to a "special environment" to put the hard drive in, and since it was my first time getting my computer fixed, I trusted him. Oh why did I do that??? So he told me that it costed $100 to get a new hard drive, $70 for a general repair, and $30 for him to travel to my house. So, like an idiot, I gave him $200 and my laptop so he could take it with him to fix my laptop, and he didn't even give me the receipt. A week later, he said that he had the new hard drive for the laptop, and he put it in the laptop, and he said that it still didn't work. Right then and there, I knew that he was lying because if it was only the hard drive issue, that laptop would be fixed in a minute, so he offered me a compensation by giving me a new refurbished computer to replace my laptop which he NEVER gave me, so that's when I realized that I've been scammed. I called the Better Business Bureau (which I should've done before I called that counterfeit repair shop) to check and see if this place was legit. I found out that the address of that fake shop was wrong and the name of the company was wrong, and it had very poor ratings, and it had a WHOLE lot of complaints. I finally realize that he's a crook and a thief, and he took my $200 and my broken computer, and he probably took it home, fixed it, and sold it to someone else for a cheaper price. That was the biggest and dumbest mistake that I have EVER done. So now, I'm very careful and cautious. Now that I have a brand-new HP desktop (I'm through with buying and using laptops because as much as I like to use the computer, a laptop will not last long for me unless it's an Apple laptop), I'm ready to start blogging again, so be on the look out for my new posts!

Also, I wanted to take a break away from using the internet because I am a hardcore laser face, and I will call out my job so I can use the computer. Maybe this is God telling that I have to get myself together and focus on life OUTSIDE the computer, and that's what I did.

September 1, 2010 was when I went back to work since I work for the school board, and I had to go to all these professional developments. I worked at a which is from kindergarten to 4th grade (why it's like that, I don't know). The neighborhood where the school is located, well, uh, let's just say that it's not a very privileged neighborhood, and the children's behavior show it. I try not to be so hard on the children because it's not their fault that they are the way they are. They are only children, and they are going to learn from what we as adults do. The reason why children don't respect adults is because we as adults are not doing our job representing for the children. Instead of acting like adults like we are suppose to and setting an example for children, we're trying to BE like children, and that's not of God. You can be youthful WITHOUT acting immature. The Bible says that when I was a child, I spake as a child, I reason as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man (or woman), I PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS! If you want children to respect you as an adult, YOU have to start ACTING like an adult, and set an example for them and discipline them. If you don't, then don't expect the children to respect you.

Well, that's all I have to say in this post. I just want to tell you what I've done for 3 months since I've been away from the computer.