Computer Illiteracy UNAPPRECIATION *Vol: Please leave me alone...

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There's a saleslady at my job who works right behind me who interrupts me AT LEAST three times a day to do simple things that my 2 year old daughter canprobably do on a computer...

She's older and she's really nice so I feel obligated to help her helpless +!+ every time she needs it, but man I feel like just screamingFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU some times...

Anyone else deal with family members or otherwise who can't even change the damn ink for the printer?
 
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Possibly one of my biggest pet peeves. I don't know why but it just irks me when people don't know how to do basic things on a computer. My co workercalled me over a few days ago to get up a hotmail account for her like are you serious? I mean I understand why she doesn't know how to or feelslike she needs help but still.
 
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always....and cause i was in computer science they think i can fix anything....

my fam doesn't even know how to use the tv....and satellite....they think everything is a sequence of events and wont even try to understand itthemselves....
 
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Originally Posted by Mycoldyourdone

always....and cause i was in computer science they think i can fix anything....

my fam doesn't even know how to use the tv....and satellite....they think everything is a sequence of events and wont even try to understand it themselves....
And just keep asking you every time. Right.
 
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Just a few minutes ago she forwarded me an email and asked me to remove a PDF attachment so she could forward the email to her customer w/o the attachment...




 

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Nah atleast you know how to work a computer.




You know what its like getting a call at 2 in the mornin bein asked to help them blank by blank sign up for a fling account?
 
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Another thing this lady does that drives me nuts is when she gives out our email address over the phone she says...




"My email address is (her name) @, you know the little a with the circle around it..."




A little crumb of my sanity breaks off every time she says that %%+! ...
 
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Yes, I was a techie for PC World, and working so closely with the public you get to meet some +#!%#!# insane characters. This is my favourite one:

*customer bangs on the desk with his fist, I look up from the PC I was upgrading. Banging fist on desk is never a good start..

"COME HERE IMMEDIATELY!" Shouts the man, very short, about 50 with a balding head but a big beard - they're the worst

So I trot out, good as gold, noticing that he had brought his PC in a trolley, including the monitor, cables and The Sale of Goods Act printed out and highlighted the sentences that he thought would add weight to his case.

Me: "What seems to be the trouble, sir?"

Mr @$%#: "THIS PC YOU SOLD ME IS FAULTY!! I SPENT OVER £500 ON THIS! (it's probably the cheapest one we sold at the time)

Me "Ok I can have look for you, what seems to be the trouble"

Mr @$%# "DON'T TAKE THAT TONE WITH ME, I HAVE DRIVEN 6 MILES TO BRING THIS +#!%#!# $!@@ IN"

Me "Please don't swear at me sir, I will help you but I won't be sworn at"

He turns a shade of purple that I didn't know existed.

"I'LL SAY WHATEVER I DAMN WELL PLEASE"

The store was quiet but a small crowd had started to gather. The security guard had gone down off his podium and was ready to press the panic buttons. I was +!@$+%!% myself but was suprisingly steadfast in the face of this loony.

"Could you tell me what the prob....."

"THE RED CARDS WON'T STAY ON THE RED CARDS"

Me: "Excuse me?"

@$%#: "THE RED CARDS WON'T STAY ON THE BLOODY RED CARDS!"

Yes, he had printed out the entire Sale of Goods act (about 2 reams of paper-worth) he had unplugged his PC, put it in his car, driven all the way (probably at 80mph) - because he didn't know how to play +#!%#!# Solitaire

He was still shouting when he left the store, after I had explained the rules of Microsoft Solitare, and left the car park with his tyres screeching.

There were some other corkingly awful customers but I think my brain has created a special compartment to hide them from my waking thoughts to stop me going insane. Maybe some more will escape and I'll let you guys know!
 
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Originally Posted by UrbenYouth

Yes, I was a techie for PC World, and working so closely with the public you get to meet some +#!%#!# insane characters. This is my favourite one:

*customer bangs on the desk with his fist, I look up from the PC I was upgrading. Banging fist on desk is never a good start..

"COME HERE IMMEDIATELY!" Shouts the man, very short, about 50 with a balding head but a big beard - they're the worst

So I trot out, good as gold, noticing that he had brought his PC in a trolley, including the monitor, cables and The Sale of Goods Act printed out and highlighted the sentences that he thought would add weight to his case.

Me: "What seems to be the trouble, sir?"

Mr @$%#: "THIS PC YOU SOLD ME IS FAULTY!! I SPENT OVER £500 ON THIS! (it's probably the cheapest one we sold at the time)

Me "Ok I can have look for you, what seems to be the trouble"

Mr @$%# "DON'T TAKE THAT TONE WITH ME, I HAVE DRIVEN 6 MILES TO BRING THIS +#!%#!# $!@@ IN"

Me "Please don't swear at me sir, I will help you but I won't be sworn at"

He turns a shade of purple that I didn't know existed.

"I'LL SAY WHATEVER I DAMN WELL PLEASE"

The store was quiet but a small crowd had started to gather. The security guard had gone down off his podium and was ready to press the panic buttons. I was +!@$+%!% myself but was suprisingly steadfast in the face of this loony.

"Could you tell me what the prob....."

"THE RED CARDS WON'T STAY ON THE RED CARDS"

Me: "Excuse me?"

@$%#: "THE RED CARDS WON'T STAY ON THE BLOODY RED CARDS!"

Yes, he had printed out the entire Sale of Goods act (about 2 reams of paper-worth) he had unplugged his PC, put it in his car, driven all the way (probably at 80mph) - because he didn't know how to play +#!%#!# Solitaire

He was still shouting when he left the store, after I had explained the rules of Microsoft Solitare, and left the car park with his tyres screeching.

There were some other corkingly awful customers but I think my brain has created a special compartment to hide them from my waking thoughts to stop me going insane. Maybe some more will escape and I'll let you guys know!
ducktales
 
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Originally Posted by General Johnson

Originally Posted by Ortega03

I work IT for a company... that's nothin OP



Okay... Lemme hear it then. I'm BS'in at work anyway...
"Hey can I get you to come over and fix my computer"

Me: "Sure, I'll be right over."

I show up.

"My computer won't turn on."

I notice its not plugged in.
 
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