Do you know where the start button is?

@lpipe0240 (1161)
United States
May 9, 2007 9:14am CST
I seriously asked a client today to click on the start button and she was confused. If you use a computer, you should at least have a basic working knowlege of it. Do you agree?
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@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
9 May 07
Perhaps she was using vista as her first OS, it has no start button :P. But yeh, agreed, or a common sense of knowledge as well. "Press any key to continue" client: where's the any key? And it seriously happens time over time that people keep coming up with stupid questions and responses. Or of course like the senior citizens starting to learn how to use the computer for the first time: "Bring the mouse to the top right corner of the screen" Well, you can guess what happens next ;).
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• United States
9 May 07
LOL. Any key? Mouse? hahahaha. I know my husband does some tech stuff on the side and is blown away by some of the questions or responses. It's like this in a lot of services. Tech or serviceman, "Is your system (or other unit) plugged in and turned on?" Customer: "Oh, never mind."
@shorva (923)
• Philippines
9 May 07
My friend (tech on the phone) told me a lot of funny stories, one that I remember, he was troubleshooting something and told the customer to "please close all your windows". And the lady on the phone said "hold on" and after a minute or so she went back on the phone and said "I just closed all the windows". You know which windows she's talking about.
• United States
21 May 07
My husband had been on the computer for as long as I was but he still didn't care to learn how to use it properly. Even after five years of using it to chat, nothing else, he would still turn it off like it was a radio or something. And it did me absolutely no good to get onto him about it. He would just clam up and get mad at me for trying to save my hard drive. Some people just don't learn, period. They're happy with doing things the way they've always done them and nothing you can say will make them try to do anything the right way.
• Japan
21 May 07
Just tell him to buy you a removable and when the hard drive on the computer breaks he can buy you a new one. If he won't agree to this, then he's to use the computer the proper way.
@xitami (58)
9 May 07
I amnot agree with you! For a beginner of computer, people maybe know , meybe donot. you cannot expect anyone to know " began". for example, i not a driver, i dnot what on earth clutch is before someone explain it to me. do u agree with me! thanks
@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
9 May 07
Yes but someone whot start driving, at lease know where the ignition is (where you put the key) That is comparable to what the start button is. Plus it is soooooo easy to find.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
18 May 07
may be she must be knowing, only the lack of confidence, must be resisting her to stretch her hand to the buttton, we never know what's going inside her, but if she is really lacking the basic working knowledge, i agree with you
@veldort (210)
• Finland
15 May 07
Of course I know where the start button is :D . LOL .
• India
11 May 07
A great many people don't even have basic knowledge about computers, and many of them don't even have the urge to learn. My own father is one of them! We have a PC at home (mine) but he just refuses to learn how to use it and to date, doesn't know how to send email or to type a document. Whenever he finds the need to do something like that, he cajoles me or one of his friends to do that for him. He says that he is too old to learn new fangled things, but I feel he is just plain lazy!!!