The one with all the servicing in Winnipeg.

Let’s face it, Ian’s not the brightest bulb in the room. At least, not when it comes to his computer. However, I’ve just informed him that his own company, The Source by Circuit City, offered to pay for Graham’s A+ certification as a prerequisite to applying for in-store technician status. If Ian decides to jump at this opportunity, I can guarantee that his luminosity as a bulb will be increased. Sweet.

Unfortunately, since Ian is still A+ deprived, I drove 800 kilometers and slept for 6 hours only to end up fixing his PC since I am so bored out of my mind waiting for our hosts to wake up. Wait, Ian’s alarm clock just went off.

It was a long drive to the city. The best part was when I was zooming along at 130 Km/Hr and I saw a weird, white truck approaching from afar halfway between Ashern and Winnipeg. Although I knew that cops usually don’t patrol the highway in trucks, I slowed down anyway, but was too late as the vehicle came into view past the road mirage and revealed itself to be a cop car. The damn lights on the top of the car gave off the appearance of a truck because of the road mirage. Now, by that time, I was going at approximately 115 Km/Hr and still decelerating. The aforementioned police cruiser went past us and… no flashing lights. Whew!

We made it to the city at 20:00, right on schedule, especially with all the delays. If we had no delays, we could have arrived at 19:30. I will now relay our further activities in SMART format (from work)!

20:00-20:15 (30 KM, 15 MINS) - ARRIVED AT WINNIPEG PERIMETER. ENTERED CITY THROUGH BROOKSIDE BLVD, ON THROUGH OAK POINT HWY, EAST ON LOGAN, SOUTH ON ISABEL, AND EAST ON ELLICE. PARKED IN PORTAGE PLACE LOT, DID NOT PAY FOR PARKING PASS AS COST WAS $3.00 AND ONLY HAD $2.00 ON HAND. DURING DRIVE ON LOGAN, CONTACTED CLIENT, [email protected], AND UPDATED WITH ONSITE ARRIVAL TIME. -YH

20:16-20:46 - ENTERED MALL, WENT ONSITE TO ORIENTAL GIFTS, PROCURED ASSORTED MANGA AND RESIN MODELS. CANTONESE LANGUAGE USED WITH CLIENTS. PROCEEDED ONSITE TO HMV, ESMOND PROCURED NARNIA DVD (SPECIAL EDITION), BUT WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE DESIRED ITEMS ON SHOPPING LIST. -YH

20:47-21:17 - WENT ONSITE TO TS, CLIENT EXPLAINED THAT CASH-OUT HAD TO BE PERFORMED. NO ASSISTANCE REQUESTED. STORE CLOSED BY CLIENT. ESCORTED CLIENT TO VEHICLE. -YH

21:18-23:08 (25 KM, 20 MINS) - WENT ONSITE TO POLO PARK, PICKED UP SECOND CLIENT, JAZMINE, PROCEEDED ONSITE TO PERKINS ON ST. JAMES FOR SUPPER. EXPENSES - $60.00. -YH

23:09-23:19 (26 KM, 15 MINS) - PROCEEDED ONSITE TO CLIENT'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE TO SLEEP. -YH

06:30-08:45 - NO TRAVEL NEEDED, ALREADY ONSITE FROM OVERNIGHT REST. PERFORMED SITE INSPECTION, PC STARTING ERRATICALLY, SLOW PERFORMANCE, SOME APPLICATIONS NOT STARTING AT BOOT. UPDATED MALWARE AND VIRUS PROTECTION, PERFORMED MALWARE SCANS, RAN REGISTRY MAINTENANCE, REMOVED UNNECESSARY APPLICATIONS. REBOOTED PC, USER TEST, OK. USER IS FUNCTIONAL, CALL COMPLETE, CLOSING CALL. -YH

Yes, that is EXACTLY the kind of crap I have to do at work. Everyday, for as many calls as I have (at the moment, I have 7).

以上。。。であります!

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