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God's Tech Support (Original Post) csziggy Dec 2021 OP
A chuckle 1st thing in the morning. essaynnc Dec 2021 #1
Kicking for later. calimary Dec 2021 #2
Fully awake, and this one was WELL worth the wait! calimary Dec 2021 #15
Snicker. niyad Dec 2021 #3
That was funny. KS Toronado Dec 2021 #4
I have to send that to my son! Delmette2.0 Dec 2021 #5
1+ keithbvadu2 Dec 2021 #6
That is a jewel. Thank you for the extended laugh. usaf-vet Dec 2021 #7
Before I Went To Nursing School... GB_RN Dec 2021 #9
We have similar life experience. First I was a militray medic. Then a 25 year computer consultant... usaf-vet Dec 2021 #14
1-D-10-T! calimary Dec 2021 #16
Ha.. mountain grammy Dec 2021 #8
It's closely related to the "PEBCAK" problem Klondike Kat Dec 2021 #10
Or it's cousin IBKAC Tommymac Dec 2021 #12
EXCELLENT, Tommymac! It stands for something truthful, unlike OrangeGuy and the GOP! calimary Dec 2021 #18
Did you try turning it on and off again? NT mwooldri Dec 2021 #11
That's why they are going to reboot Earth! nt csziggy Dec 2021 #17
Love the last line. GoneOffShore Dec 2021 #13

calimary

(82,027 posts)
15. Fully awake, and this one was WELL worth the wait!
Wed Dec 22, 2021, 04:40 PM
Dec 2021

Played it for my husband, and laughed out loud, too!

GB_RN

(2,550 posts)
9. Before I Went To Nursing School...
Wed Dec 22, 2021, 11:24 AM
Dec 2021

I was in IT, and I started off in IT Help Desk. I can't tell you the number of times I saw ID-10T errors. I certainly wanted to tell people to unplug their computers and send them back because they weren't competent to use them on even a basic level.

Seriously, I had people tell me their mouse wouldn't work, when the problem was, they'd unplugged the mouse and forgotten to plug it back in! Or, they couldn't locate a file, swore they'd saved it in one location and now it "was deleted, all [their] work just gone". Now, if you'd looked at their desktop, you'd have seen a jumble of files and shortcuts...just a massive Charlie Foxtrot. After searching through that CF, I'd find the file in all that shite. 🤬🤦?♂️

The list of horror stories goes on and on. lol

usaf-vet

(6,389 posts)
14. We have similar life experience. First I was a militray medic. Then a 25 year computer consultant...
Wed Dec 22, 2021, 02:11 PM
Dec 2021

... working with government agencies, schools, and small businesses. And yes, then stories could go on forever.

Here is one of my turning the table's stories. I started with the early with Apple products. The Apple II (pre-MAC). Schools were buying them in mass. They all came with 5 1/4" floppy drives. Apple teamed me up with the most prominent local vendor. So here is the story. All the Computers came with some early "business" software. I took one of the 5.25 floppy disks, folded it in half, stapled it together, put it in a business envelope with a note complaining that this disk doesn't work. Please fix it and return it ASAP.

I signed the intentionally terse letter Mike R. Hacker Technology Director.

It sat there at their office for several weeks until I made my next scheduled visit. At some point, I asked the owner how things were going, any problems, etc. The owner called down to the tech's room and told them to bring up the "idiot's letter." I lasted seconds before I burst out laughing. My face told the rest of the story.

Guess who bought lunch for the crew that day.

calimary

(82,027 posts)
18. EXCELLENT, Tommymac! It stands for something truthful, unlike OrangeGuy and the GOP!
Wed Dec 22, 2021, 07:23 PM
Dec 2021

And the same can be said for Klondike Kat’s post just above yours!







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