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Oh another one that is just as good is when I'd have customers call when I did tech support for TimeWarner and get confused when I asked them to just reset their cable modem by unplugging the power chord to it for 30 seconds or so, so it could reinitialize to reconnect.
One lady took it offensively when she stated, "I don't understand what you mean by unplugging the power chord."
I simply said, "Its just like your toaster, there's a plug that goes into the power socket so it has power right? Same concept with the cable modem, you unplug the chord as it can't power itself."
I really can't think of any reason that someone that drives a run down pickup, with guns in the gunrack, while drinking shouldn't instead be at home asking stupid questions about a computer. Ditto for some other stereotypes....
I had this lady come down to my desk today (mind you I'm a network dude...not the help desk) and start saying stuff to me about how this one application (some mom and pop shop app) that she was using crashed and she didn't know what to do. I'm like.......lady.....i know nothing about your application and you should just place a call to the help desk.
Why do people think they can just circumvent the system by walking to me?
So......I turned around and continued to mess with my SQL servers. She just kept talking. Like I do nothing but just sit there with my feet up until something crashes....
woman at computer shop (a year or something ago), I was behind her.
-Hi, I deleted the internet, I right clicked on the icon to copy the internet in one other file and I clicked delete accidentaly, now I want to format and restore it. How can I do that?
The guy at the desk and me started laughing, we couldn't stop
-ok, so, you want to format the internet, ha! ha!, erm sorry, ha!, ha!, hum..., you deleted only the IE icon,
Lucky us!, ha!, ha!...
Originally posted by 8nasmith every here must of been like that to begin with, we all had to learn somehow and that begins on.
how do you use a mouse?
True.... but most of us also took the time on our own to become educated about using our systems. Being ignorant about something is fine in the begining, but I know peope who have been ignorant about computers for years and years.