Wednesday, October 18, 2006


My bank's online banking system is down and could be down for "a few days". I couldn't help laughing when the guy on the other end of the phone explained to me that there is "a hiccup in the system".

Once a system is down more than ten minutes it's more than a "hiccup". There are a lot of expressions one could use to describe the situation, but "hiccup" is not one of them.