Do you hit your Computer when it pisses you off?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
November 9, 2007 11:13am CST
I know that you have all probably at least felt the temptation to bump some sort of device when you were feeling frustrated or the thing didn't work. This is specially frequent with our computers, since they are really complicated machines which sometimes happen to fail. I don't do it often, but yeah, I admit that sometimes i've hit my computer when i was mad because it wasn't working. Have you ever hit your computer or any other electric device because it wasn't working?
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
Well lightnin, I am as bad when I want to be. Especially when I'm totally pi$$ed off, I feel like I want to hit or throw something!;) I would love to do that, but not on my computer since though this is old I can still rely on it too. If ever I get frustrated of something when infront of my pc, I simply count to ten and breathe slowly -inhale and exhale!;)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
good idea, violence leads nowhere hehe. thanks for replying.
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@Unl3ashed (111)
• Belgium
9 Nov 07
no i do not hit my computer because it cost me to much to buy it. i'm very carefull with the thing because i don't want it to be damaged
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@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I don't with my new computer.But,I used to hit the screen all the time when it didn't do what I wanted it to do.It had an old big box screen and you really couldn't hurt it.I have a flat screen now so that wouldn't be a good idea.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
Hi LightninStrike! No I don't hit anything when I am pissed with any electrical appliance or the computer when they don't work but the temptation to throw it out of the window is great. haha.. Good thing it is heavy. LOL! But I do snarl at it and try to scare it with my scary voice or just scream at it. haha..weird, huh? Take care and have a nice day!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
you should upload a video on youtube or something like that so that we could all see you snarling at the computer fauth hehehe. thanks for replying.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
Hi LightninStrike! Gosh, if I do that..will you still be my friend? LOL!
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
13 Nov 07
I used to be a sore loser and punch the CRT monitor when I lose at a PC game....and oh god, it hurts real bad... Well, that also helps to curb my anger :D
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Nov 07
hehehe, thanks for replying chunter.
@Phatmatt (40)
11 Nov 07
I wouldn't dare hit my Antec 900! But I used to do it all the time with the school's computer back then.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Nov 07
thank you for replying, phatmatt.
@caf48180 (281)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I have maybe gave it a push or two but not to much abuse!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Nov 07
well yeah, i wasn't thinking about breaking the device, just the typical bump. thanks for replying.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
10 Nov 07
HI there... Quite an interesting discussion... Although I don't vent my frustration on the computer, coz if I do so, then it wud cost me even more than it wud have otherwise, I do on other electronics like my cellphn or my stereo when they don't work...
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Nov 07
see I have never hit my cell phone..i guess i see it as something that it's too delicate hehe. I hope i don't start now!
• United States
10 Nov 07
No!! That would only cost me money, and if it quit working I would have to hit me for causing that..
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
well i understand, but i wasn't talking about destroying the pc in a rage momentum, just the typical harmless bump you know? anyway thanks for replying.
• Singapore
10 Nov 07
Oh yes, I do get irritated by my computer from time to time, increasingly often lately. Last time I used to slam the mouse or bang the keyboard. But I try to remain rational nowadays and remember that the fault probably lies inside the CPU and the poor mouse and keyboards are just hapless victims. And no, I refrain from lashing out at the CPU too. Not till I decide to get a new computer. :P
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
hehe. Well the day you buy a new pc you can get a good crash therapy by destroying the current one with your own hands or using a hammer. In fact, there 's a company here in spain that does that and provides stuff like TV's and computers so that burn out executives can release their stress and feel better.
@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
Oh, no. I haven't reached that point yet. And besides if and when I decide to hit my computer out of anger, I will still be the losing end. I care about my things and hitting it doesn't make anything better, at least for me. It will rather may only get things worse for it will eventually get broken, and that would really suck.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
It's true that u'd only get things worse, but this computer hitting doesn't come from a rational reaction anyway, it's something that you do as a reaction to a situation of stress...anyway I pretty much agree with what you said.
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• Denmark
10 Nov 07
I did on my old computer but i have found out in stead of hitting it it helps to say: stroke, stroke (ae ae on danish) while you stroke it ;)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
thank you for replying.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
I did one time when the servers are so slow and I cant really work something that needs a deadline. And im really pissed and slam everything because i totally lost my patience coz i couldnt make it on time. I did that because of others fault..the internet providers are to be blamed.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
thank you for replying :)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
yeah always when things aren't working as they used to be...just a piece of crap that wont work normal!!!best advice: just throw em' all,,,LOL
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
:)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
hell yeah!!!saying some bad words as possible...LOL i always hit my keyboard as specific actually this keyboard im using right now is the 5th one...just imagine what kinda f*** im doing...i cant help but losing my patience im always and always trying to fix it but my f***ing stupid useless brothers are creating such viruses of it and memory damage!!!what will u do if im in ur place??? then lets figure out!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
hehe, thanks for replying ceejay.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
10 Nov 07
Well, there have been times when things have been really ticking me off with my computer where I have felt like giving it a good whack, but I always keep myself in check, knowing how much more ticked off I would be if I had to pay out hundreds of dollars to replace broken parts. In the end I get away with a few loud curses, and walk away for 5 minutes or so!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
i think it's a good tactic to go away for a few minutes and then come back. It saves us a lot of money because that way we don't break anything lol. thanks for replying.
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
Yes. Especially when optical mouse is not yet known to us and mouse balls are the normal ones to use. I always bump it whenever it will not move the way I want it to be. It's really nice that optical mouse was introduced to us that's why playing games is a lot more fun than before. ..^^..cherry
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
thanks for the reply cherry, i totally understand your rage and the mouse paying for it lol..sometimes it's so hard to refrain!
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
9 Nov 07
No, not computer. It's too expensive. But my desk often get hurt heh
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
well actually furniture can be as expensive as computers, if not more lol. thanks for responding.
@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
Oh, I've hit mine a few times. Mostly, though, I just yell at it. I do get very frustrated if it's not working properly or if the internet is slow (I hate waiting!!). It's funny how "things" can piss of off, isn't it!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Nov 07
yeah!! it's also terrible when the net is slow! i'm impatient by nature as well hehe. thanks for replying.
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
15 Mar 08
I don't hit my computer. I slap it the table. LOL. Sometimes, yes, I hate it when I am too busy and need to rush some stuff and something is not working well. I just will slap the table I'm working at. Sounds funny but it's pretty relieving and makes us feel a little comfortable after a while and work continues.