The duck pit, if you’re not familiar with this bit of blogging shorthand, is the place where, come the revolution, the most deserving (by which I mean “the most annoying” under the current regime) will be consigned so that they may be pecked to death by ducks.
Barry Bonds? The duck pit. Telemarketers? The duck pit.
Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell? A two-course duck meal.
Televangelists? The duck pit … after being slathered in barbecue sauce.
Well, add to that list Microsoft’s coders.
I went to renew the antivirus software on the kids’ PC last night. Knew the process, had the credit card. Eight or so minutes, tops, right?
One hour and forty-two minutes. And not because of the AV software. Because of Windows updates.
All I wanted was to postpone any/all Windows updates until I’d gotten the AV software updated because the latter had totally slipped my mind and the subscription had therefore expired a while (ahem) ago.
Microsoft, however, deemed this request totally unreasonable.
There’s more, but that’s the gist.
So, PC users, we have exactly zero chance that the world’s duck population will starve to death anytime soon.
Come the revolution, of course.