True Story......Me Thinks it was an OP on the Phone

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by BonyTony, Nov 28, 2002.

  1. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

    This is a true story from the Word Perfect help line.
    Needless to say the help desk employee was fired;
    however, the person is currently suing the
    Word Perfect organisation for "termination without cause".
    This is from the taped conversation leading up to dismissal:

    "Word Perfect Technical Desk, may I help you?"

    "Yes, well, I'm having trouble with Word Perfect."

    "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?"



    "It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type."

    "Are you still in Word Perfect, 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?"


    "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 outage."

    "A power...
    A power outage?
    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."
  2. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    I thought the help desk guy handled the problem very efficiently. I mean come on, if you're that stupid then he said the right thing. :D
  4. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    yeah man, way true
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator


  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    thats a good one

    must be hard listening to idiots all day

  7. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    lol hahahahah :) I would say the same thing
  8. Kirrie2001

    Kirrie2001 Guest

    Hi, BonyTony,

    Methinks it was an OP. What is an OP?
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Operator. Guy on the phone trying to help.

    Kirrie did you get my pm? My media player must be missing some codec some where.
  10. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

    thats great, I think I would prolly laugh if I was told that on the phone.
  11. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    lol hahah hehe hoo hoo again