Throwback Tuesday

This short piece was written for the "100 Word Challenge" and the idea of the challenge for that week was to write about exhaustion, depletion, etc.  This little piece, then, is a reflection of a day in the life of your typical IT guy ...

Monday. He sat on the bench, in the little park nestled among the towering office buildings in this part of the city. It was 5:30am. He had been awake since 5AM Sunday morning. He looked like he had been through a wringer. His suit coat lay on the bench, his tie was undone, head hanging down, his shirt was open a full three buttons. He had stood at the server console all day and night, rebuilding, repairing, fixing corrupted data, trying to get things ready before the start of business. He SLOWLY stood. Time to go home and crash.

Ndinombethe, ubuntu.


Big Mark 243 said...

... and he was followed in very short order, by the same computer network he had stayed awake in the wee hours of the morning trying to save..!