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Themed Giveaway Final Roundup: Tech Troubles

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Themed Giveaway Roundup: Tech Troubles! Here’s a final roundup of stories from last month’s themed giveaway!

  1. P2P Not-Working (1,341 thumbs up)
  2. Reach Out And Touch Someone (1,094 thumbs up)
  3. Mostly Crazy, Not So Good (1,160 thumbs up)
  4. Not Just The Computer Making A Loud Noise (1,504 thumbs up)
  5. Not A Sound Reason For Calling (1,117 thumbs up)
  6. Needs To Back Up And See The Bigger Picture (1,388 thumbs up)
  7. Not-So-Smart Phone, Part 7 (1,239 thumbs up)
  8. Makes You Lose CTRL (1,035 thumbs up)
  9. Start Thinking To A Different Tune (1,317 thumbs up)
  10. The Number One Problem With Laptops (1,321 thumbs up)

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Why Kermit Hops Away From Miss Piggy

| CT, USA | Crazy Requests, Wild & Unruly

(I fall off a ladder at work, and severely twist my ankle. Eventually, I manage to stand up, and try to hop my way to the manager. An older woman in her sixties stops me.)

Customer: “Are you okay?”

Me: “No, actually, I’ve just fallen off the ladder. I’m just trying to find my manager.”

Customer: “Oh, dear, you shouldn’t be walking on that. Here, get on my back. I’ll give you a piggy back ride.”

Me: “Umm… that’s nice of you, but I can just hop over there.”

(As I’m hopping away…)


Trash Talking Your Service

| Sacramento, CA, USA | Crazy Requests

(I work for a trash service. The customer I’m speaking with had an account several years ago that was cancelled due to non-payment. It still has a balance.)

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. We cannot reactivate your account unless there is a zero balance.”

Customer: “Well I only put out my trash once a month! I will only pay for once a month pickup! I will not pay that amount!”

Me: “But once a month pickup is not a service we offer in any area.”

Customer: “I don’t care! I only put out my trash once a month! You are just trying to get more money out of me!”

Me: “Okay, so let me get this straight: you want to pay for a service that doesn’t exist, only because you say it does?”

Customer: “Yes!”

Discounted Hell To Pay

| SLC, Utah, USA | Money, Musical Mayhem, Religion, Top

(I work for a company that sells musical equipment. I am taking a call from an older gentleman who tells me that he is a priest. He has been very nice for the duration of the call, and we are almost finished placing his order.)

Priest: “Now, could you give me 15% off on this? You would be doing the Lord’s work if you could get me 15% off my order!”

Me: “Well, I don’t think I have a 15% off coupon, right now. I’ll check and see.”

(I put him on hold, and check my available coupons. There is only a 10% coupon. I return to the customer with this.)

Me: “So, I couldn’t get you 15% off. I do have a 10% coupon, though!”

Priest: “Child, do you what to go to Hell?!”

(I am taken aback.)

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Priest: “Hell, Child. If you don’t give me 15% off my order, your soul will rot in Hell for all eternity!”

Me: “I’m a red-head, sir; I don’t have to worry about that. Now, is there anything else I can add to your order today?”

Placebo Me, Part 7

| Victoria, BC, Canada | Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Health & Body

(A mother and her six-year-old child approach the concession at around 7:00 PM.)

Child: “I want a coke!”

Mother: “No, sweetie, you can’t have caffeine. Would you like some root beer instead?”

Child: “Okay!”

Me: “Oh, actually, this brand of root beer does have caffeine.”

Mother: “Shush! Work with me here.”

Me: “Um… okay?”

(I proceed to make the drink. The child wanders a short distance away, looking at a poster.)

Me: “So, why do you not want him to know it has caffeine?”

Mother: “Well, it’s all psychological, like a placebo. I don’t want him up all night!”

Placebo Me, Part 6
Placebo Me, Part 5
Placebo Me, Part 4
Placebo Me, Part 3
Placebo Me, Part 2
Placebo Me

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