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Not Even Remotely Close

| ON, Canada | Extra Stupid, Technology, Theme Of The Month

(My customer needs help setting up a 3rd party recording device, so I spend a few minutes explaining where the connections need to go. Then he asks for help programming our remote to control his 3rd party equipment.)

Me: “Okay, we’re almost ready to program it now! We just need one more piece of information. Can you find the manufacturer of your recorder for me?”

Customer: “Oh yeah, it’s a Hitachi.”

Me: “Excellent! Let’s see what the code is for Hitachi then. Give me one moment.”

Customer: “Did you need me to spell it for you?”

Me: “Well, you said it’s a Hitachi, right?”

Customer: “Yeah. But it’s spelled with a ‘B’.”

Me: “Sorry, did you say a ‘B’, as in bravo?”

Customer: “Yeah! It says T-O-S-H-I-B-A, Hitachi!”

A Dance Dance Revolution Revelation

| OH, USA | Geeks Rule, Health & Body, Top

(My friend wants to sign up for a ‘Dance Dance Revolution’ contest, and drags me with her to the sign up table.)

Friend: “Sign me up!”

Registration: “What’s your name?”

(She gives registration her name and he puts her down on the chart. Then he turns to me.)

Registration: “And your name?”

Me: “Oh, no. I’m not playing, thanks.”

Registration: “Why not?”

Me: “Um… my boots are too heavy.”

(I show him the four-inch platform costume combat boots I have on. Upon seeing this, the guy working registration slowly pushes himself back from the table. He turns in his chair, so I can see his legs. One of his legs is a prosthetic, which he seems to have enforced with duct tape at the thigh.)

Registration: “I’m playing. What’s your excuse again?”

Me: “…sign me up.”

You Best Be!

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His Definition Of Solid Is Not So Solid

| PA, USA | Technology, Theme Of The Month

(I’m on the phone with a customer who is having an Internet connection problem.)

Me: “Is the light on your modem blinking?”

Customer: “No.”

Me: “So, it is solid then?”

Customer: “Yes. It’s solid, then it’s off, then it’s solid again, then it’s off again…”

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