Computer stupid people

@addysmum (1225)
Canada
February 27, 2008 9:47pm CST
My husband is on the phone right now with a man from his work trying to teach him how to use his computer. The man has never even turned on a computer and the conversation is one that would make anyone laugh. The man is clicking on anything and everything, my husband is ready to kill the guy. I can hear the man saying don't bug me to my husband. I love listening to people try to teach computer stupid people how to use a computer, it is so funny. Have you ever tried to teach someone that just won't listen how to use a computer?
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@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I am laughing just reading this to myself. That man needs to take a class where he can see the computer as the instructor is teaching him. There is no way I could do that over the phone. Your husband has the patience of a saint.
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
29 Feb 08
No he doesn't have any patience what so ever. That is made the whole thing even more funny. I wish that I could have recored the whole conversation for people to hear.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 08
Lol no I haven't but I have tried to teach someone that would not listen lol and it is very frustrating and so hard not to shout and throttle the Person lol Specially when they say stupid things like don't nag me or it is not my fault I don't know, well if you listened you would know lol I hope your Husband managed to keep his cool lol
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
My husband told they guy that he will stop by on break during the day and get his e-mail set up for him it is easier then trying to tell they guy how to do it. This guy just wouldn't listen at all, he was turning his computer off and opening up word and just doing what ever he felt like doing and not doing what he was told. I was almost hysterical with laughter listening to the two of them last night. I not I shouldn't be laughing at this man but it is his first computer and up until yesterday he had never even turned it on, I just couldn't help myself. My husband is not a patient man at the best of times and he was trying so hard not to tell this guy off, at one point the guy said to my husband that he loves him and my husband responded with I don't love you man. It was the best entertainment I have had in a long time.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 08
Lol I bet it was I can just imagine it
@etavasi (752)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 08
Hi addysmum, sometimes we need to help them. They is a time when everybody is tension. Some people will forget anything when tension situasion. But i feel disturb also when some call me then asking how to use this inside computer. But i don't care about that. Because he calling me directly. What i dont like is using sms. The situation is like this, my brother his friends ask about something. then my bother send sms to me. i reply for the first time. then my brother foward it to his friend. Me-Mybother-hisfriend and Hisfriend-mybother-Me, Again and again, then i feel angry that that time. lastly i said i don't know about that.
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
My husband was getting frustrated after 2 hours of the same thing. All they where doing was setting up e-mail and the guy was in word, on the internet, turning off the computer, at one point is was in his system files. It was crazy funny for me to listen and my husband was laughing with me but I could tell he was getting angry. Not once did this guy go into the program my husband was telling him to he was every where but the right place. LOL.
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I have actually talked to a few people like your husband before and you just want to reach through the phone and shake them lol But everyone has to learn how to work the computer sooner or later...and now your husband is learning...I mean I remember when I was in elementary school and people were trying to show me for the first time...it was pretty funny...
@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
My husband was the teacher last night, or at least trying to be if the guy would have listened it would have gone better but he was off doing his own thing and not doing as he was told.
@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Hello, I know an IT guy used to work for my office and I heard he is speaking on the phone with people who has no idea what is going on. And he is the calmest guy ever never gets mad and explains no matter how long it takes. Probablay I would have never do this.
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
My brother-in-law was an IT guy and he had a guy that he was setting up with a computer in an office after about 4 days of trying to teach this guy how to use Microsoft office my brother-in-law walk into his office handed him a sheet of paper and said use this instead. LOL. Then the company paid for the guy to go to school to get training on how to use a computer.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
28 Feb 08
i think its not polite to say something that puts others down.they look stupid because they dont know a thing about it and you know it so for you they are stupid but im sure they know something that we computer people doesnt know how to use.teaching them needs a lot of patience just as we are when we where just learning to use computers....good day to you!
@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
There is people learning and then there is people bing stupid. This guy was being stupid. He was doing everything but what he was bing told to do. At one point the guy was in his system files not the e-mail program he was told to be in. I call it like it is and as Forest Gump said "stupid is as stupid does"
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
1 Mar 08
with that i guess i have to agree with you!he is really stupid!lol
@amitavroy (4824)
• India
28 Feb 08
yes I hear faced such problem in my life. When I was learning animation and the professional Institute there was one person who took admission for Max and let me tell you he was a complete uneducated person when it comes to computers. The was not even knowing how to save a particular file at some place. And then when our faculties would teachers how to operate the software he will raise doubts like how to save a fine or maybe how to open the previous file which he had worked on. And these doubts used to drivers nuts. even the faculty used to get very angry but what can he do the person had paid the fees for such a professional course yet he was not even aware about the basics of computer and because of him we used to suffer but that was not important the most important thing was the time he used to waste by asking some silly questions which were not at all required at that time and is used to delay a word schedule about learning the software.
@jithinsb (520)
• India
28 Feb 08
nice findings friend..it is obvious in todays world
@bear_cute (124)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 08
Hi friend,before this I ever teach my sister how to use a computer,she never have basic so difficult to me for teach her.I'm must be many patient when teach her.Nowday she work at office make a report.I think she can use a computer very well.
• United States
28 Feb 08
Haven't tried to teach someone yet. However, I do have a funny tidbit to share. Several years back, we were required to take a computer class to learn a new charting program at the hospital where I worked. It was a self paced computer based leaning module. We all sat down in front of a computer and had earphones and worked independently. I noticed that the coworker next to me had been sitting there doing nothing for about 20 minutes. Finally, she tapped me on the shoulder. I took off my headphones so I could hear what she wanted to ask. She then went on to ask me...what's a mouse?
@merjun (158)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
i get that most of the time and probably getting used to it. sometimes some people never really learned cause they ask the question over and over again. well as a computer lover there nothing we can do but help those who are needed.