January 27th, 2002, 12:24 PM
I am a Fool.
I am a fool. I realized this today as I was at work. So am I a computer professional somewhere? Of course not, that would be too easy. No, I work at wal-mart. I was out on the sales floor when a man walked up to me to ask a question. It just so happens he needed help with his computer. He held up an inexpensive telephone jack connector and asked me "Is this all I need to connect to the internet?" I stared at the thing for a second then asked "Do you have a modem?" to which he gave me the blankest stare I have ever witnessed. Finally he replied "This is my first computer ever, and I just want to get on the internet, do I need this?" I then asked if he had telephone cord plug-ins on the back of the computer, to which I recieved the second blankest stare I have ever seen. Finally, I guess he became agitated with me and asked to speak to someone who knew what they were doing. I took him to the person who works in electronics and walked away and later, while he was at the electronics counter talking to his wife he referred to me as "some fool", according to the person who works in electronics. So, I came to the realization that I am a fool, I couldnt help a non-computer using person with their computer problems.
Wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
January 27th, 2002, 12:28 PM
You know, I had always heard about customers like that but believed it to be a myth. Kudos to you for trying to explain it to him.
January 27th, 2002, 12:29 PM
haha trust me.. i get shits like that when i worked in the Desktop Support.. "hello, Mr. Desktop Support? My computer is ****ed.." "Ummm whats wrong with it?" "i dunno.. its ****ed"
January 27th, 2002, 12:38 PM
it only gets worse!!
I\'ll preach my pessimism right out loud to anyone that listens!
I\'m not afraid to be alive.... I\'m afraid to be alone.
January 27th, 2002, 12:48 PM
January 27th, 2002, 01:04 PM
my question is this....
"How could such a ****-for-brains customer even figure out how to buy a 'puter?"
\"Software is like sex: it\'s better when it\'s free.\" -Linus Torvalds
January 27th, 2002, 01:30 PM
January 27th, 2002, 02:06 PM
I have come to learn, if you don't work in that department and someone asks you a question concerning something in that department, the best thing to do is shrug your shoulders and point them in the direction of someone who can help (or take the blame, whichever).
January 27th, 2002, 02:54 PM
jesus, i get some real dumb ****s phoning where i work.
most of them are aboslutly useless. some get really shitty when you say: click your start button
reply: WHAT THE ****ING **** ARE YOU ****ING TALKING ABOUT?!?!!?!?!!?!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you: useless peice of ****.... *click*
they phone back 3 hours later: hello, my windows is messed up
you: that's not my problem *click*
morral: if people start being shitless morons be one back to them. it's only a job
January 27th, 2002, 04:40 PM
It gets worse.
Customer in electronics store picks up modem
from shelf and goes to checkout.
This is all I need to get on the internet, right?"
"Yeah, you install it in your computer"
"I need a computer??!!"
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.