Customer: “I have some old photos that I want printed, but I want them to be in colour.”
Me: “Okay, sir, we don’t actually Photoshop colour into the photos here. You’ll have to use a different service for that. We only print and copy photos.
Customer: What are you talking about? Just scan the photos and colour copy them.”
Me: “Oh, so the photos are already in colour?”
Customer: “You’re not listening to me. The photos are in black and white so I want you to make a colour copy of them so they come out in colour.”
Me: “Sir, that’s not how photos work. I can’t bring colour out of a photo that has no colour to begin with.”
Customer: *now yelling* “Just listen to me and maybe you’ll get it through your thick head! Just copy… my black… and white photos… in COLOUR.
(I take one final attempt to explain it to him.)
Customer: “FINE. If you won’t do that, I’ll just have to take a photo of the black and white photo with my colour camera, and then you can print that out because it will be in colour! Or are you too dumb to figure that out as well?”
(I hung up after that point. I truly worry about people.)
The Color Of Stupid