How we drive the poor tech support crazy. True version.

India
April 21, 2009 1:11am CST
This ought to make you feel better about your computer skills! Unbelievable, but supposedly all true!!!! Tech support: What kind of computer do you have? Female customer: A white one... =============== Customer: Hi, this is Maureen. I can't get my diskette out. Tech support: Have you tried pushing the Button? Customer: Yes, sure, it's really stuck. Tech support: That doesn't sound good; I'll make a note. Customer: No , wait a minute... I hadn't inserted it yet... it's still on my desk... sorry.... =============== Tech support: Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen. Customer: Your left or my left? =============== Tech support: Good day. How may I help you? Male customer: Hello... I can't print. Tech support: Would you click on "start" for me and... Customer: Listen pal; don't start getting technical on me! I'm not Bill Gates. =============== Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'Can't find printer'. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it... ============== = Customer: I have problems printing in red... Tech support: Do you have a color printer? Customer: Aaaah.....................thank you. =============== Tech support: What's on your monitor now, ma'am? Customer: A teddy bear my boyfriend bought for me at Woolies. =============== Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore. Tech support: Are you sure it's plugged into the computer? Customer: No. I can't get behind the computer. Tech support: Pick up your keyboard and walk 10 paces back. Customer:! OK Tech support: Did the keyboard come with you? Customer: Yes Tech support: That means the keyboard is not plugged in. Is there another keyboard? Customer: Yes, there's another one here. Ah...that one does work... =============== Tech support: Your password is the small letter "a" as in apple, a capital letter V as n Victor, the number 7. Customer: Is that 7 in capital letters ? == ============= Customer: can't get on the Internet. Tech support: Are you sure you used the right password? Customer: Yes, I'm sure. I saw my colleague do it. Tech support: Can you tell me what the password was? Customer: Five stars. =============== Tech support: What anti-virus program do you use? Customer: Netscape. Tech support: That's not an anti-virus program. Customer: Oh, sorry...Internet Explorer. =============== Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears. =============== Tech support: How may I help you? Customer: I'm writing my first e-mail. Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem? Customer: Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address, but how do I get the circle around it? =============== A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. Tech support: Are you running it under windows? Customer: "No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is working fine." =============== And last but not least... Tech support: "Okay Colin, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager." Customer: I don't have a P. Tech support: On your keyboard, Colin. Customer: What do you mean? Tech support: "P".....on your keyboard, Colin. Customer: I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT!! . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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7 responses
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
21 Apr 09
precious! precious! precious! ahahahahaha!! can't stop myself .. ahahahah!! I work in directory assistance and we do get a lot of these things too.. I mean not tech bloopers but wierd questions like this: operator: what city and state please? caller: bat cave, gotham city operator: how can I help you? caller: I'm looking for batman ---- or... caller: who made the potato? the english or the french? I said: God made the potato.
• India
21 Apr 09
Oooooo ! Poor you. You sure must be able to relate to these poor guys too. Imagine asking stupid questions. You all must be really level headed to be calm under such circumstances. Guess it takes all sorts to make a world, but this is weird. Thank you for sharing your woes too. My deepest sympathies with you guys. Thanks.
• Somalia
22 Apr 09
well if i'm in a good mood i actually enjoy the humor in it.. it's something to laugh about with friends.. but if there's just too many of them all coming in one after another they sure get in my nerves too.. but one must learn to always be composed and calm.. lol!
@bunnybon7 (34455)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Apr 09
thanks for the jokes. your quite lucky. the last time i put a very funny joke here. mylot deleted it.
• India
27 Apr 09
Please understand, these are not jokes !!! I have mentioned that these are true incidents and have been complied by the supervisors of tech support companies. I know jokes are not allowed. Thanks.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
22 Apr 09
The last one made me chuckle, very funny jokes, but I don't think it's allowed here in mylot.
• India
23 Apr 09
These are not jokes cowgirl. These are real versions of what happened with the tech staff. Now you can understand what a big headache some people can be to them. Well, so long as you enjoyed them, well and good.
@maxbest (97)
• China
21 Apr 09
Too long story to read,I am not good at computer skills,so every time,it got problems,I go to my friends,sometimes,just ask the help from the tech support.some of them are professional and can solve the certain problem with little time,but some were just as confused as I was.Just sucks
• India
21 Apr 09
Friend, you dont know what you are missing. Its hilarious, what people ask and how they drive the tech support with stupid questions. Its not really realated to computer skills, but the humour behind such stupid questions. Try and read a few. Im sure you will want to read it till the end. Hilarious.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
21 Apr 09
This one really made me laugh,holding my belly.If possible,I would have rolled on the floor,laughing.Great post.Thanks for bringing all the jokes.I love you,my friend,for your sense of humour.In other words,I admire your skills to find such hilarious comedies.Really great work.Cheers!
• India
21 Apr 09
Thank you my friend. You are one of my most devoted friend, always ready for a laugh, and actually these anectodes are real. They have actually happened. I can imagine what the poor tech support must be going through. Im just glad you enjoyed it sooooo much, enought to roll on the floor. Cheers. You make me verrrrry happy.
• India
21 Apr 09
Yur discussion confused me about my computer skill. I think you are very amateur person otherwise rarely people start long discussion on mylot.
• India
21 Apr 09
My friend, you do not know what you are missing by not reading this discussion. Its full of fun and laughter and you'd be amazed how many responses Ive received. Life is a strain as it is, and when we can make the burden lighter by a few laughs and that too n ot made up ones, one really enjoys. Think again and do read it if you have the time ! Its fun.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
27 Apr 09
These were hilarious and very nice. Thanks for sharing them.