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    Abort, Retry, Ignore

    Once upon a midnight dreary,
    Fingers cramped and vision bleary,
    System manuals piled high and wasted paper on the floor,
    Longing for the warmth of bedsheets,
    Still I sat here doing spreadsheets:
    Having reached the bottom line, I took a floppy from the drawer.

    Typing with a steady hand,
    I then invoked the "save" command
    But got instead a reprimand: it read, "Abort, Retry, Ignore?"
    Was this some occult illusion?
    Some manacal type intrusion?
    These were choices Solomon himself had never faced before.

    Carefully I weighed my options...
    These three seemed to be the top ones.
    Clearly I must now adopt one; choose: Abort, Retry, Ignore?
    With my fingers pale and trembling
    Slowly toward the keyboard bending,
    Longing for a happy ending, hoping all would be restored

    Praying for some guarantee,
    Finally I pressed a key.
    But what on the screen did I see? Again "Abort, Retry, Ignore?"
    I tried to catch the chips off guard -
    I pressed again, but twice as hard,
    But luck was just not on the cards, I saw what I had seen before.

    Now I typed in desperation
    Trying random combinations.
    Still there came the incantation "Abort, Retry, Ignore."
    There I sat, distraught, exhausted,
    By my own machine accosted
    getting up, I turned away and paced across the office floor.

    And then I saw an awful sight
    A bold and blinding flash of light
    A lightening bolt that cut the night, and shook me to my very core.
    The PC screen collapsed and died.
    "OH NO! MY DATABASE!" I cried.
    I heard a distant voice reply, "You'll see your spreadsheets...nevermore!"

    To this day I do not know
    The place to which our data goes.
    perhaps it goes to heaven, where the angels have it stored.
    But as for Productivity, well,
    I fear this has gone straight to Hell.
    And that's the tale I have to tell - your choice: Abort, Retry, Ignore.



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