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    The Salon is a place to relax, so here goes:

    > Take heart, anyone among you who believes you are technologically
    > challenged, you "ain't seen nuthin' yet." This is an excerpt from a
    > "Wall
    > Street Journal" article.
    > 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to
    > "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the "Any"
    > key
    > is.
    > 2. AST technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was
    > hard
    > to control with the dust cover on. The cover turned out to be the
    > plastic bag
    > the mouse was packaged in.
    > 3. A Dell technician advised his customer to put his troubled floppy
    > back
    > in the drive and close the door. The customer asked the tech to hold on
    > and
    > was heard putting the phone down, getting up and crossing the room to
    > close
    > the door.
    > 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to
    > fax
    > anything. After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
    > the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of
    > monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
    > 5. Yet another Dell customer called to complain that his keyboard no
    > longer worked. He had cleaned it by filling up his tub with soap and
    > water
    > and soaking the keyboard for a day, then removing all the keys and
    > washing
    > them individually.
    > 6. A confused caller to IBM was having trouble printing documents. He
    > told
    > the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer"
    > user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but
    > that
    > his computer still couldn't "see" the printer.
    > 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell

    > Computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was plugged in,
    > the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power
    > Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
    > happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the computer's mouse.
    > 8. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
    > The
    > tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows."
    > The woman responded, "No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a
    > good
    > point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and
    > his printer is working fine."
    > 9. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press control and escape keys at the
    > same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now
    > type
    > the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
    > Customer: "I don't have a "P".
    > Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
    > Customer: "What do you mean?"
    > Tech: ""P" on your keyboard, Bob."
    > Customer: "I'm not going to do that!!!"

  • #2
    Oh God Ed,
    I was falling out of my seat laughing so hard at that complaint list. Somehow I can picture me doing something like that. Oh that was tooooooo funny. Thanks for the good morning gut buster. That felt good. LOL (literally)


    • #3
      Ed, I'm going to read that everytime I have a "trying" type day. That post is GREAT!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Tom


      • #4
        Hi Ed

        This was great. I pity those poor techs.



        • #5
          that's hilarious! sounds like being a tech could be VERY exhasperating at times, but it sure would be a good source of humour

          - David


          • #6
            Hey David. You really brought back an old thread. But I got another laugh from it.



            • #7
              yup, I was reading through some of the old threads which i hadn't read yet and this one was so funny I thought i'd bring it back.

              - David


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