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    The realm of Technical Support is there to provide expert assistance to those who are not so tech-savvy. Although they still expect you to know what a computer is, and how to turn it on, and to know that you can’t ‘fix the internet’ because it isn’t pretty enough. You have been warned…

    Lieutenant Dan’s Fruit Company

    | Vejle, Denmark | Spouses & Partners, Technology

    Caller: “It won’t stop loading! I’ve been waiting for twenty minutes and it hasn’t stopped loading yet! Help me!”

    Me: “Alright, ma’am. Let’s start by refreshing the page.”

    Caller: “Re… what?”

    Me: “Refreshing, ma’am.”

    Caller: “How do I do so?”

    Me: “Which kind if computer do you have?”

    Caller: “Why?”

    Me: “Which button you have to push depends on your computer. Is it a normal PC or an Apple?”

    Caller, to husband: “Honey, she’s rambling! Now she thinks we’re selling apples! How stupid does she think I am!?” *click*

    iNeed A Raise

    | Charleston, SC, USA | Technology

    Me: “Hi, how can I help you?”

    Customer: “My iPhone doesn’t work, and those idiots in the phone department couldn’t help me.”

    Me: “May I take a look?”

    Customer: “Here it is. It won’t make phone calls.” *hands it to me*

    Me: “Ma’am, this is an iPod Touch.”

    Customer: “That’s exactly what that dumba** in the phone department told me. God, are all you people stupid?! iPods look like this!” *holds up an iPod Classic*

    Me: “That’s an iPod Classic. These are the new touch screen ones. May I see the box it came in?”

    Customer: “What? Here, fine.” *hands me the box*

    Me: “Ma’am, can you read this to me please?”

    (I flip the box to where the label clearly says iPod.)

    Customer: “What, are you blind too?! It says iP-…oh. Oh! Well, don’t I feel like a b****.” *walks off*

    Next customer: “Whatever they’re paying you, it’s not enough.”

    When It Is Best To Step Down

    | New York, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

    (An infuriated customer comes into my department with a bag that has a camcorder, DVD burner and CD’s.)

    Customer: “The person who sold this told me that it only takes three easy steps to make my DVDs, but it doesn’t even work.”

    (After fumbling with the burner for awhile, I realize that there is a CD inside.)

    Me: “That’s a CD, not a DVD; those won’t work. It says, ‘Please insert a blank DVD disc’.”

    Customer: “Those are DVDs!”

    Me: “No, those are CDs. They’re different.”

    Customer: “Well, the guy told me that they would work anyway.”

    Me: “It’s odd that the guy sold you CDs with a DVD burner. Do you remember what he looked like? Maybe I can talk to him?”

    Customer: “It’s that guy over there.”

    Me: “He doesn’t work in this department. He couldn’t have sold you a DVD burner and the CDs. Well, anyway, you need DVDs to get it to work. That’s what your problem was.”

    Customer: “Show me how to work this! I don’t have the instruction manual anymore.”

    Me: “Well, it’s easy. Plug it into the wall, open the lid, insert the disc, turn it on, pick your scene and press this red button here.”

    Customer: “It said three easy steps. That’s way more than three steps!”

    Me: “I don’t think that they consider plugging it in and putting the disc in steps.”

    An Open And Shut Case

    | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

    Me: “Hello, [Tech Support]. How can I help you?”

    Caller: “I just got your wireless internet thingy, but I’m not sure I like it.”

    Me: “What’s wrong with it?”

    Caller: “Oh, nothing’s wrong with it. It’s much faster than my old internet; but do I always have to open my windows? I hate opening up the windows.”

    Me: “What computer do you have?”

    Caller: “I have a Mac.”

    Me: “Then how do you–”

    Caller: “Oh! No. Not that computer windows thing! I don’t have that! I mean my actual windows around my house!”

    Me: “You’re… opening up you’re windows around your house?”

    Caller: “Yes! And it’s really chilly today!”

    Me: “Ma’am, I hate to interrupt, but why is this relevant to your internet problem?”

    Caller: “Well, it’s wireless! It comes through the air, right? How else am I going to get it if the windows are closed?”

    Customers Should Watch Their Language

    | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Language & Words, Technology, Top

    (I work in tech support for a major US cable company, and sometimes we have to deal with people who just don’t want to talk to you because you’re foreign.)

    Customer: “You know what? I can’t understand a word you’re saying. You have an accent. Can I be transferred to someone who speaks English?”

    Me: “I’m pretty sure I’m speaking English right now, sir.”

    Customer: “Yeah, but I can’t understand you because of your accent.”

    Me: “So, basically you’re saying you want me to transfer you to someone else.”

    Customer: “Yes.”

    Me: “Because I have an accent.”

    Customer: “That’s right.”

    Me: “And you can’t understand what I’m saying.”

    Customer: “Exactly.”

    Me: “So how come you were able to understand what I just said?”

    *a few seconds of silence*

    Customer: “Don’t be an a**-hole and just transfer me!”


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