Thursday, February 09, 2006

I don't do Windows

I was taking advantage of the free WiFi at Robinson's Galleria last week. Cheapskate that I am, I didn't buy any of the overpriced coffee or cinnamon rolls that the shops were offering. Instead, I just parked myself at the tables of the food court near Yellow Cab Pizza. Several people have the same idea, too, so there's no shame in doing so.

I'm happily surfing away on my Thinkpad when a young couple comes to me and asks for help in setting up their WiFi.

"Anong gamit ninyo?" I ask them. "Windows ba?" (Well, d-uh! What answer was I expecting. Silly me.)

"Opo."

"Sorry, di ko alam ang Windows. Linux kasi ang gamit ko."

Yes, yes, so snooty, but at the same time so satisfying. Nevertheless, I did manage to help them out. And at the end, a final dig:

"Switch na kayo to Linux!"

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