Then I heard at lunchtime that several of my friends have been dealing with it all day. I'm guessing the same is true of some of the ones I haven't heard from, and I'm not about to go wasting anyone's time by inquiring. It sounds like a great big mess.
There are some days that I deeply regret never taking a job at the Aide Station, and consequently not working in computers. I could potentially be making considerably more money, have more freedom at work, and be able to follow my friends' conversations instead of feeling like a complete idiot. Today is not one of the days that I regret that choice, but one that I want to dance for joy at avoiding it.