Dumbass #50 - Submitted on 02-02-2002 by Nonsequitur
I work for a company that sells,services, and installs Point of sale systems and was on a service call to one of our customers that runs a liquor store. A recent thunderstorm had fried a monitor on one of the Backoffice computers and I had brought a new monitor to replace it with. When I arrived I replaced the blown monitor and checked the computer to see that it was functioning properly. As I was filling out my ticket and getting ready to leave, the manager, an older Blonde headed lady, came over and pointed at the blown monitor I had sat on the floor and asked what I was planing to do about that.
I said "Well, If your insurance company needs it keep it for them, or you can just toss it in the dumpster, because it is trashed." she looked at me all serious like and said. "What do you mean it's trashed, what about all my reports and spread sheets? Didn't you backup the monitor before you put the new one on?" Holding back my laughter I asked, "What?" she said, "Did you get all my work out of the monitor before you put the new one on?" I paused for a moment and then I explained to her that the monitor was like her TV at home it was just a means to display pictures and even though the TV had people on it, they were not actually inside the TV, and her monitor was just displaying what the computer told it to. To which she replied, "Oh, ok..."
I told this to the guys at the Office and they all got a kick out of it.
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