We have new computers at work!
We have new computers at work. Sigh.
While new is lovely, the muttering and foolish-feeling has escalated. I’m not alone in this. We do an amazing number of things in a given week: create power points for worship, write lots of things, field hundreds of emails, send many of same, and send things like sermons from home to church to be printed.
Not a one of the above things that used to be done with ease has been easy these past few weeks. There has been a seemingly unending stream of ineptitude-proving tasks that take twice as long to get done.
The worst was on Sunday morning. I write my sermon at home, send it to the church, and print it off from there. No big deal. Except that when I got to church I could not get my email to release my oh-so-carefully crafted words. I was thinking I would have to preach from a manuscript printed in a two (ok, maybe I am exaggerating here) point font. Luckily I had patient church members who could coach my end-of-my-rope under pressure self and I was able to see my sermon in order to share it.
I know that in a week or so, we’ll be feeling fleet and smug about the new technology in our lives. But oh, the meantime is endless long.
So, be kind to your techno-blubbing staff, my friends. We’re doing the best that we can.