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The Help Line


This is a true story from the WordPerfect help line. Needless to say
the help desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing
the WordPerfect organization for "Termination without Cause".

"Ridge Hall computer assistant; 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 the cursor around on 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 cut "

"A power... A power cut? 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 stupid to own a computer."


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 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanx RC! I, sooo, needed a laugh tonite!... emoticon

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*Horsewoman drops to the ground and rolls vigorously, all four hoofs kicking the air*

Thanks Rusty. That was a good laugh. Too bad he/she got fired - you need people with humor on a help line. emoticon

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I work tech support for dsl and there are a few people I wish I could say something like this to. It would make my job a lot easier and them a lot less dangerous. LOL emoticon

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LOL. he shoudltn have been fired, at least he knew about computers, not like the ones we get on the other end of the line *rolls eyes*

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 emoticon exuse me tech, could you tell me why my cup houlder won't come back out of my computer? emoticon
I love dumb people, they keep me entertained.

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human5796 wrote:

I love dumb people, they keep me entertained.



amen to that! emoticon

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