For those of you who don’t know what this picture shows, it is part of the toolbar on my resurrected Mac. The cartoon looking bubble icon indicates the number of instant messages waiting for me to view.
HOW THE HECK DO I HAVE NEGATIVE ONE MESSAGES?
Seriously, how is this possible?
a.) it is warning me that someone sent me a very negative instant message, like, “You are stupid. Stop writing dumb blog posts,”
2.) someone sent me a message, then thought better of it, and somehow managed to retract it – perhaps, “I am giving you a million dollars for being such a great person!”,
III.) my daughter somehow programmed it to reflect the number of arguments with her that I’ve won in the last week, or
Quatro) my Mac now knows the current balance of my checking account.
Sadly, my incomparable Google search skills revealed nothing.
If I don’t post again in two days, you will know that my computer either took out a hit on me, or somehow convinced me to try out for lead vocalist for this band.
I wish I could explain but (drumroll…) I’m at a loss.
I think it means you really, really, REALLY don’t have any messages. Really.
Really?!!!!! Actually, that kind of makes sense!
Maybe it’s a weight loss thing. You did buy the yoga mat, right?
Hmm, I kind of like that possibility!
Better than -2 if you’re looking for a silver lining.
Oh no, you’re one of those optimistic, glass-half-full people!
Maybe it was suggestion another list-entry heading?
I think I need you to explain that one.
I actually had to reread the entire post to figure out what I was talking about (never an easy task.)
I loved that each entry on your list was denoted by a different method (letters, roman numerals, etc). I think I was referring to that.
But really, what I mean at any given moment is anybodies guess…
OH!!! That makes total sense now! I’m an idiot.
I don’t know what half the things on my computer are. I think our computers play with us to show us how dumb we are.
I agree – except I don’t think they are playing. I think they are very serious about showing us how dumb we are.
Haha! Cute post. These devices have a mind of their own. Let us know if you figure it out!
I still haven’t figured it out – though I like my commenters’ suggestions much better than my own guesses.
How do these things happen to you? It must be a conspiracy!
I KNOW!!!!! Thank you for supporting my paranoia!
Maybe it’s a reminder that you need to send a message?
Hmm. That would make sense, maybe. BUT HOW DOES IT KNOW I NEED TO SEND A MESSAGE? It’s more evidence that we live in the Matrix, I guess.
Thrash metal! It’s totally you. Just imagine how freeing it would be to throw yourself against a chain-link fence while shrieking obscenities into a microphone. Even better if you can get yourself a spiked collar and black eye makeup. I’m sure your school would be on board with your new career.
That’s the oddest pictogram I’ve seen in a while. Maybe it means you owe somebody a message? “The New Mac – now with Guilt-Messaging!”
What a great idea! Although I’m pretty sure my negative number would be much bigger (smaller?) since there are quite a few people I owe messages to!
You’re too young to have seen that movie!
LOL… I’m 35!!!
That’s still too young!
Blew my mind!
Totally! I’m still scratching my head!
This is so funny and I love how you’ve got very creative readers…yeah, I think it’s a message you wrote and never sent… Who the hell knows with these things…don’t they know that they were meant to be on our side?! Read you soon, Alexandra
I do have very creative readers! And you are one of them!
So sweet of you to say…or, did you mean to say something else? Jajajaaaa…read you soon 🙂
Totally meant the sweet version. I’m in a generous mood today 😉
So I’m creative and lucky… Thank you so much!! 🙂
Excellent numbering system!
Maybe it means that you’re in the future? Like you’ve read more messages than you’ve actually received. That would be pretty cool. Nice to be ahead of the game, right? 😉
Okay, I think I just scrambled my brain permanently trying to figure out how that would work.
Maybe it’s like in Spinal Tap “This one goes to 11” “Why not just make 10 a little louder?” “Cuz this one goes to 11”.
This one goes to -1.
That’s all I got…
I really need to see that movie.
ha! negative one. i have no idea what it means and yet if i got that message i would somehow feel less adequate and my self-esteem might be permanently damaged.
We are seriously the same person.
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