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And today's stupid user is...

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by neutralhills, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. neutralhills

    neutralhills Kilobyte Poster

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    * RING RING RI...klik *

    "Hello?"

    "Hi, this is Sean calling from Meadowlark PC Repair."

    "Oh hi! Did you find out what was wrong with our machine?"

    "Um. In a manner of speaking. Did you bring it in because you ripped the video connector off the back of the computer's mainboard while moving it, or did it stop working first and you ripped the large piece out of the back of the computer when you were trying to unhook it to bring it in for service?"

    "Well that blue cable wouldn't come off and we had to pry at it with a screwdriver."

    "I'm guessing from the scorch marks that the system was still running at the time."

    "It wouldn't shut down and your wife said to bring the tower part in to you for service! She never said we had to unplug it! It scared the dickens out of us when it shorted!"

    ...

    The call went downhill from there.

    The motherboard is toast.

    The power spike took out the proc, the Ram, and the HD. Her data is gone.

    Oh yeah, and she's mad at ME (or maybe my wife) because we didn't explicitly tell her to pull the power plug on the system and unscrew the frakkin' VGA cable. She figures I owe her a new computer. AND I have to figure out some way to recover the pictures of her mutant hell-spawn grandkids or she'll sue me.

    @#$& it. I'm taking tomorrow off. I need an early weekend.
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Can you really get sued over their stupidity?
     
  3. neutralhills

    neutralhills Kilobyte Poster

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    Well, she can take me to small claims court but I'm pretty sure the judge will think she's as much of an idiot as I think she is. But it's additional stress that I didn't need this week. Worst case scenario: I get some value back out of that liability insurance I have on my business.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Some things at worth it.
    Hope it all plans out fine for ya bud.
     
  5. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    I am sorry, I can't stop laughing. God bless you Sean. :biggrin
     
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  6. dales

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    Thats a brilliant one, gotta love that. If that was me I'd say "sue away love see how far you get!" Makes you wonder what they do with all the other electrical equipment in their house, how do they change a lightbulb.......ZZZZaaaaappppp!!
     
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  7. TimoftheC

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    I'm sure I've said this before in another post and peeps have pointed out more stupidity to me and I'm probably and idiot for saying this, but, how stupid can people be???

    Now, I know these people aren't computer techies or anything but surely, when you're doing anything with electrical items of any sort you UNPLUG them first! Simple, non-intelligent, natural thing to do, right :rolleyes:

    Good luck with sorting em out neut, I suspect reasoning with THAT sort of customer may be a tad trying :D
     
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  8. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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  9. Cockles

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  10. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Happens all the time in the US.
     
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  11. wizard

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    The comments as usual on youtube are hilarious as usual and so ill-informed :D
     
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  12. Cockles

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    I think that's part of the fun of YouTube, you can at least thank yout lucky starts that you are not them! :)
     
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  13. sunn

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    Too funny.
    Just don't laugh when she complains about the 'any key' :)
     
  14. Theprof

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    LOL wow, oh well at least we learn something from these types of experiences. Oh and I don't think she could much at court, by the looks of it, she'll waste her time and money if she decides to go and do it.
     
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  15. neutralhills

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    The funniest user problem I've ever had was the lady at Red Deer College in admissions who kept having random typing appearing on her screen. I was having a coffee in her office waiting for the offending text to appear when the phone rang. She reached over to answer it and ... boobed ... the keyboard.

    Easy to diagnose. Hard to resolve tactfully. Even harder not to shoot coffee out one's nose. :biggrin
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    Yikes. Where has personal accountability and responsibility gone? :ohmy It never seems to be our own fault for anything, anymore.... it's always someone else's fault that something happened, never our own actions. :blink

    Truly sad what we've come to. :(
     
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  17. Cockles

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    A few years back, I was running a big Summer ball at my university, and we had a big fairground there. Some girl sneaked in without paying for a ticket, so not accounted for. She was totally p!ssed up, then proceeded to barge her way onto the bouncy castle, attempted to do a backflip, and landed on her neck and strained it quite badly. She then tried to sue the Student Union for - now get this - allowing her to sneak into the ball whilst intoxicated and letting her go on the bouncy castle

    Yes, because it's all our fault that you decided to get sozzled, sneak into somewhere you shouldn't have been and then acted like a prat on athe fairground. Good skills!!!!
     
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  18. wizard

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    I don't think I could have been tactful at all.

    "Well love, there's your answer, your tits are brushing the keyboard" :twisted:

    Then probably a sexual harrassment suite in the horizon :D
     
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  19. rax

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    Hahahaha I thought this was a joke at first!

    I always read these types of things and think "Ah, that's definitely made up" - wow.
     
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