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  1. #1
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    Mar 2002
    Snohomish WA

    support desk call

    This was an email I got from my grandma....I'm not sure where she got it, but I found it amusing and thought I'd post it here.

    This is the dialogue of a former WordPerfect Customer Support employee (now I know why they record these conversations)

    "Rich Hall computer assistance; 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

    "Went away?"

    "They disappeared."

    "Hmmm. So what does your screen look like now?"



    "It's a 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 is a sea prompt?

    "Never mind, can you move your cursor around 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 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?"


    "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?"


    "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."


    "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 failure."

    "A power.......a power failure?.... 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 damn stupid to own a computer."

    If you want to make God laugh....make plans.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2002
    Lmao, i like that. Wish i could get away with being that blunt with my customers.
    What happens if a big asteroid hits the Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry

  3. #3
    Hmmm you gotta feel sorry for those that arn't very Computer Illeterate.
    But i must admit you still are able to get good laughs from these type of calls though..
    I've had some very funny experiences over the years.


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