Insanity

One definition I’ve heard for insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Let’s accept that definition as accurate. Now, given that, today, on the way home, I saw the most insane man ever. He was working with a laptop with a usb keychain drive attached. It was pretty obvious that the key had failed – every couple of seconds this guy would jiggle the key, look at the screen, mutter “F_ck me” under his breath, pull the key out, look at the usb plug (as if he could tell what was wrong by looking at the damn port) and then plug the key back in. Occasionally he’d plug the drive into the usb port that the key wasn’t plugged into when he yanked it. He did this something like a total of 20 times in the 10 minutes I was on the train. Hey, stupid dude, if you’re reading this, here’s a gift from the clue fairy: THAT WON’T WORK. Either the drive is dead, or (equally likely) Windows has gone brain-dead and needs rebooting. (Yeah, Windows – it was a Dell laptop.) This must the same kind of guy that kicks the tires when he goes to buy a car.