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Author Topic: Too Funny  (Read 4797 times)

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Too Funny
« on: May 13, 2006, 11:53:55 AM »
Ok, I saw this over at the Masm forum and just had to link to this one.
Stupid Users

 :greenclp:

The other stuff is pretty hilarious too. :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: May 13, 2006, 11:56:17 AM by Cpilot »

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006, 12:55:06 PM »
lmao, that was truly worth the read till the end, hahahaha

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2006, 01:05:48 PM »
AhAhAH!  ;D ;D I've read it all too, it's just amazing! eheh!

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006, 01:59:24 PM »
Heh, pretty old one. Must be a fake, can't believe anybody could be that stupid.

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2006, 02:06:52 PM »
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Heh, pretty old one. Must be a fake, can't believe anybody could be that stupid.
The point ain't how old it is or if it's true, it's just something some people might find funny.
Sorry it's not up your apparent "sophistication".

(There's always one  :wallbash:)

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2006, 02:13:48 PM »
Wow, sorry for commenting  :-\
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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2006, 02:33:23 PM »
I can absolutely believe the story is true in core facts, if not this rendition.  How many times have tried to turn on a light to find your flashlight when the power is out?  It's just one of those things you take for granted.

I had a friend ask for some help installing a new modem.  She couldn't get it working, so I suggested she download the latest drivers from the Internet.  She said, "good idea, I'll try that tonight."  It wasn't until she started trying to find the site, that she realized the new modem was her connection to the internet.  I knew that and didn't catch it myself until she told me. D'oh!  :-[ You take things for granted all the time.   :P

I've also had some help desk experience ... until you've worked one, you cannot believe how silly users can be.
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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2006, 02:36:28 PM »
Well, I know several people who have worked at helpdesks. And I've once sat myself with quite a puzzled expression on my face when I realized I couldn't attach physical objects to an email (yeah, that was one EARLY morning).

I prefer the helpdesk story about the user who couldn't insert disk #2... because he hadn't taken out disk #1 first :)
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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2006, 03:05:34 PM »
this little story is true i'm ashamed to say...

i have a relative, don't see her much but a few years ago she bought a computer - probably a 486.

she heard about 'worms' infecting computers - she thought this meant real life tiny worms crawling through the modem cables and getting inside the case.

i heard from someone else that knew her that she also squeezed washing up detergent into the floppy drive - not entirely sure why she did this but i guess it was to make the floppy disk work???

i hate to imagine what other stories could be told about her.

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2006, 07:53:20 PM »
I knew someone once who folded a 5.25" floppy 'cos it dodn't fit in the 3.5" drive  :tellme:.

It isn't made up - I had to take the thing apart to extract the offending item.

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2006, 05:08:30 PM »
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Overheard in a computer shop:

Customer: "I'd like a mouse mat, please."
Salesperson: "Certainly sir, we've got a large variety."
Customer: "But will they be compatible with my computer?"
For the victims...
http://support.it-ma...ducts&p=mousemat
« Last Edit: May 15, 2006, 05:26:32 PM by Edvard »

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2006, 08:39:57 AM »
Hi,

dunno if the "stupid user" story is a hoax or not.

BUT...after 18 years working in the helpdesk i can imagine that it CAN be true.

And, believe it or not, the story at the a.m. site with sending XEROX copies of a floppy to the helpdesk instead of a copy of the floppies itself has happened to myself long time ago, when computers weren't so wide spreaded than today. I said to the customer: send me a copy...and i received a copy...a xerox copy! And that's TRUE i swear!

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2006, 09:53:27 AM »
Wouldn't the world be a poorer place without a bunch of idiots to make your day though  :-*

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2006, 09:56:06 AM »
mouse mat driver lol  :D

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Re: Too Funny
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2006, 11:40:36 AM »
@mouser: Maybe that program doesn't work because your computer isn't compatible with that mouse pad:

Customer: "I'd like a mouse mat, please."

Salesperson: "Certainly sir, we've got a large variety."

Customer: "But will they be compatible with my computer?"