[Chugalug] OT Funny IT Stories

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 22 01:01:10 UTC 2013


I'm diggin' the ascii art. As soon as I saw it I had a flashback to 
reading rainbow. I'm curious why my mind associated the two -- maybe 
just a PBS thing?

On 08/21/2013 08:26 PM, Chad Smith wrote:
> Back when I worked in an office full time, we lost power during a 
> lightning storm, so someone called and reported it to the EPB, and we 
> were waiting for our turn to get power back, and one lady came over 
> and said "My computer isn't working".
>
> "Yes, the power is out."
>
> "I know that, but I can't get my computer to come on."
>
> *blank stares*
>
> "You mean the computer needs power to work?"
>
> "Yes, yes it does."
>
> Apparently she thought that since laptops have batteries, all 
> computers do.
>
> //The More You Know!
> ???????????
>
> /-Chad W. Smith/
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:mk6032 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>
>     A coworker responds to a frequent caller/emailer with a list of
>     instructions to resolve an issue. The list was labeled 1 through
>     10. She responds back "Where do I start?"
>
>
>
>     On 08/21/2013 09:58 AM, John Aldrich wrote:
>
>         Back in the day when I was working tech support for a certain
>         local ISP (now no longer in business) I was on the phone
>         walking a customer through setting up her email. After it was
>         all set up, I told her something along the lines of "now you
>         can get on-line and download all your email." Her response was
>         "You mean I need to be on-line to get my email???"
>
>         I put the phone on hold and let out a shriek of anguish, then
>         picked the call back up and nicely told the lady, "Yes, you'll
>         have to be connected to the internet to get your email" at
>         which time we exchanged pleasant goodbyes and hung up.
>
>         At that point in my Tech Support career, I was walking
>         customers through making a dial-up using Trumpet Winsock in
>         Win311/95 while working in Linux myself.
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