Since June of 2005, when this firm launched with just my partner Tom and me, I have been the one to make sure the computers work. Now that we have 12 (about to be 13) lawyers and 8 staff, I'm still that person. These are not dumb people. But no matter how many times I explain it to them, it's always the same. About once a month, the gods frown upon us and the internet connection goes down, plunging them all into the Stygian darkness without email or the web. They howl and pound on my door. I go into the IT room (which used to be a mere shelf at our last office), yank the power cord out of the DSL modem, stand around for 60 seconds whistling and picking my nose, and put the power back in. Problem solved! Promethian fire re-bestowed! Hosannas all down the hall! Never mind that I've told them how to do this about 10 times. I'm the only one who can do it. They come fearfully to me, worried each time that I might not appease the dark DSL gods, wringing their hands. Sometimes they pray for me.
It's a living.
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