Unfiltered Story #101614

, | Unfiltered | December 11, 2017

( <i> This in my old Army unit where I was working as the only computer/networking tech. This meant supporting over two hundred end users all alone when this brand new Lieutenant walked into my office on a particularly busy day. </i>)

LT: “I need a brand new laptop now!”

Me: “Excuse me, Sir?”

LT: “I said I need a brand new laptop. Time now!”

Me: “Ok, Sir, what exactly is going on with the one you were issued?”
(Note: I just issued them a laptop that morning.)

LT: “The one you gave me is too old. It doesn’t even connect to the internet, and I NEED a new one to work.”

(Que feeling that they’re doing something stupid.)

Me: “Well, Sir, give me a few minutes as I am working on the Commander’s laptop and is my current priority.”

LT: “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN IF YOU’RE WORKING ON THE PRESIDENT’S LAPTOP! I NEED A NEW ONE NOW AND THAT’S AN ORDER!”

(Deep breath)

Me: “Alright, Sir, before I can I need to properly diagnose your system at your workstation. If you’ll show me your desk…”

(After a short walk down the hall to another office where several officers and NCOs were working. The LT showed me his laptop and I immediately found the problem. At this unit all WiFi is disabled so the only way to connect to the internet is via a hard line. Which in this case, was not connected to his laptop. Holding up the disconnected cable I turn to the LT.)

Me: “Sir, you need to plug this in for the internet to work. As I explained this morning when I issued this laptop to you.”

(I dropped the cable on his desk and walked out back to my office. I could hear the other officers and NCOs laughing all the down the hall.)

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