Old Joke

vbimport

#1

Ran across this old computer joke and thought I would post it here.
Want to see if anyone else remembers this one and when they remember hearing or reading it.

This is a true story from the Word Perfect Helpline which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department. Needless to say the Help Desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the Word Perfect organization for “ Termination without Cause. “

“ ********* computer assistance; may I help you ? “

“ Yes, well, I’m having trouble with WordPerfect. “

“ What sort of trouble ? “

“ Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away. “

“ Went away ? “

“ They disappeared. “

“ Hmm. So what does your screen look like now ? “

“ Nothing. “

“ Nothing ? “

“ It’s blank; it won’t accept anything when I type. “

“ Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out ? “

“ How do I tell ? “

“ Can you see the C: prompt on the screen ? “

“ What’s a sea-prompt ? “

“ Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen ? “

“ There isn’t any cursor: I told you, it won’t accept anything I type. “

“ Does your monitor have a power indicator ? “

“ What’s a monitor ? “

“ It’s the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. “
“ Does it have a little light that tells you when it’s on ? “

“ I don’t know. “

“ Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that ? “

“ Yes , I think so. “

“ Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it’s plugged into the wall. “

“ Yes it is. “

“ When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one ? “

“ No. “

“ Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable. “

“ Okay, here it is. “

“ Follow it for me, and tell me if it’s plugged securely into the back of your computer. “

“ I can’t reach. “

“ Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is ? “

“ No. “

“ Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over ? “

“ Oh, it’s not because I don’t have the right angle - it’s because it’s dark. “

“ Dark ? “

“ Yes – the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window. “

“ Well, turn on the office light then. “

“ I can’t. “

“ No ? Why not ? “

“ Because there’s a power failure. “

“ A power … A power failure ? Aha, Okay, we’ve got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in ? “

“ Well, yes, I keep them in the closet. “

“ Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from. “

“ Really ? Is it that bad ? “

“ Yes, I’m afraid it is. “

“ Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them ? “

“ Tell them you’re too f!!!ing stupid to own a computer. “

I am sure glad that I never got this kind of response from CDFreaks.

Happy computing :bigsmile:

bean55


#2

[QUOTE=bean55;2149022]…
I am sure glad that I never got this kind of response from CDFreaks…
bean55[/QUOTE]

Hmmm…you must have been hanging out in the wrong threads :stuck_out_tongue:

Hehe…great story…yep, heard it years ago too.
Thanks
D


#3

[QUOTE=deanimator;2149028]Hmmm…you must have been hanging out in the wrong threads :p[/QUOTE]

ROTFLMAO!!! :bigsmile:


#4

yes ive read variations of the such. still F-ing funny. :slight_smile:


#5

BEAN55
A little over the top. However you have to
remember a lot of us over forty never really
learned how to use a computer,much less repair
problems.
ZAP.:bigsmile::bigsmile:




#6

A little over the top. However you have to
remember a lot of us … never really
learned ([B]computers need electricity to operate[/B])…
ZAP.:bigsmile::bigsmile:

:doh:


#7

Lol. :bigsmile: I’d have smacked that caller right in the jaw if I could. :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

TROY512
I understand that. The joke is ERNEST[a man with the brain of a peanut]
and old technology. The robot from lost in space.
ZAP.:bigsmile::bigsmile:


#9

[QUOTE=troy512;2149107]yes ive read variations of the such. still F-ing funny. :)[/QUOTE]

I know it’s been at least 10 years since I last read it but I still got a good chuckle when I read it yesterday. :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

evo69 Re: Old Joke


Lol. I’d have smacked that caller right in the jaw if I could.

Now days I think the callers would know more than the Help Desk :iagree: ( If you get through to a live person at all ) :iagree: