celebrating and creating our own LGBTQ+ history in honour of Sheila McWattie

day seven



It is very important, right at the start, to make clear that I am not one of those weirdy mask-wearing trots who want to save the world from rhino poachers or capitalism or whatnot. I absolutely will not be tarred with the same brush as those kinds of people. I have a gift which I use skillfully and only ever to help people. ‘Hacker’ leaves such a bad taste don’t you think?


She was such a slight thing. Looked around under half closed eyes, as if she was barely looking at all. Very pretty eyes. Shy and timid I thought. I noticed her straight away.


As soon as she was logged on I went into her screen. I won’t go into the boring details but whether you use the name of your granny, your dog or, as she did, some complicated collection of numbers and letters I can follow you in. I do it all the time. It is so easy. You would be amazed what goes on around here. Do you know Adele in logistics and Marie in accounts are sisters and use the same password? Their mother’s maiden name I am guessing. People are so predictable. Anyway, I am rambling. Back to the point.


So I see that her name is Teejin and she is here as ‘Dispatch Coordinator’ whatever that is.   Almost as soon as she started her inbox was full – same old same old. Poor thing must have felt so overwhelmed. Fortunately for me she logged into her personal Facebook and gmail fairly quickly. Obviously no one had told her of policy and I wasn’t going to alert her was I?


The next day, not in my own name of course, I sent her a gif of a puppy with a kitten. I new she would like it. She had loads of likes of these on her Face Book. She was obviously not very bright but pleasant enough from the look of things. I was very disappointed to see later that she had emailed a girlfriend that ‘some creep at work’ had sent her it. I am most certainly not a creep. So, I sent an email telling her that I was not a creep but a friend watching over her and as a friend she should watch out for the repugnant Mikey in the next cubicle to her because he was. I didn’t initially reply to her rather curt ‘who is this’ response and I was positively shocked by her ‘loser’ comment! I was very disappointed in her lack of class. Later I mailed her back and gave her a piece of my mind. I sent her something that would give her something to be offended by, you can be sure of that. Just to make it clear that I was not to be insulted, I sent rude tweets from her personal account. Last year I had to do the same from our Head of HR’s account, she had quite a job explaining that I expect.


Yes I was very surprised when you showed me your warrant card Detective Inspector. I guess I had never really thought of computer forensic investigators being girls. I would never have imagined Teejin was that sort of person at all.


I really don’t think these cuffs are necessary.


Lel Meleyal


Comments on: "day seven" (1)

  1. brilliant use of first person drawing us in, great writer Lel, thanks

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