That’s Nothing A Little Duct Tape Can’t Fix

, , | | Right | November 11, 2007

Customer: “I want a computer where I can type in Russian and it will print in English.”

Me: “Sir, I’m afraid we don’t have Russian keyboards.”

Customer: “No, that’s fine. I’ll just tape Russian letters on.”

Me: “Sir, it will still be an English keyboard.”

Customer: “Okay, so what if I glue the letters on?”

Me: *thunk thunk thunk* “Still English.”

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  • Trillium

    What? What does it matter which language the keyboard is? Keyboard is just a bunch of keys, the software determines the language. You can tape letters onto keyboard to know which key corresponds to which letter.

    What OP should’ve done is said that any computer can do that if you install the language pack. Instead OP reveled himself as incompetent idiot, talking about keyboards when asked about computers, while customer presented a logical solution to the keyboard problem.

    NAW story.

    • Dsru Bin

      Except…If you install the language pack so you can type in Russian, it will also print in Russian.

      • Trillium

        Oh, I misread that.
        Then customer also needs Google Translate.

        • Dsru Bin

          Honestly, I’m not sure what the customer is even asking for. The ability to type on a Russian keyboard and have English letters appear (change keyboards)? The ability to type something up in Russian (and have it appear in Russian), but then – when printing – have it print in English (Google Translate)? Based on his responses to the OP, it sounds like the former, but that sounds really pointless, since typing in Russian will require typing gibberish to get legible English words.