Just Point And Spook

| Michigan, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

Customer: *hands me a photo* “Hello there. Can you help me scan and make duplicates of a photo?”

Me: “Sure thing! We just use this scanner here—”

(At that moment, I look at photo and notice a white camera strap taking up half the photo. I can see the camera’s brand name on the strap, blurred but readable.)

Me: “Uh, excuse me? Are you sure you want to scan this photo? It seems the camera strap got caught in the lens.”

Customer: “Really? I didn’t notice that. Where is it?”

Me: “Right here, ma’am.” *points at the camera strap*

Customer: “HOW DARE YOU! That’s the spirit of my grandfather! How can you even claim it is a camera strap!?! You are just a terrible employee!” *storms off*

Beyond Even The Power Of Pixel Dust, Part 2

| Melbourne, Australia | Uncategorized

(An elderly lady comes in with a very blurry and old photo she wants made bigger.)

Customer: “This is a photo of my son. He was in a band in the 80’s! I want it made bigger!”

Me: “Madam, this photo is very damaged, blurry and old. It’s probably better that you get it just the standard size so you won’t notice the loss of quality so much.”

Customer: “What do you mean it’s no good? This photo is a good photo! I want it about A4 size!”

Me: “Okay. Do you happen to have the negative?”

Customer: “No, it never had a negative. It was taken with a digital camera!”

Me: “It must have a negative. They didn’t have digital camera’s in the 80’s.”

Customer: “Yes they did! It was digitised!”

Me: “Okay, madam. I will just use this photo and make it bigger for you. It’ll take me about an hour to get it done. But I am just letting you know that the quality will be very bad.”

Customer: “It will look good, don’t you worry. That’s my son! He always looks good!”

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The Customer Is Not Always Copyright

| TX, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Can you make me a copy of this picture?”

Me: “We can not copy this picture without a copyright release. It was professionally taken.”

Customer: “Oh. Well, I took this picture.”

Me: “Sir, you’re in the picture.”

Customer: “Yeah.”

Me: “Then, who was behind the camera?”

Customer: “Some other guy…”