Idiots and technology shouldn’t mixon August 25, 2006 at 5:30 pm
There's Stupidity and then there's Stupidity
I'm a computer call center tech for a major cable company in the United States (though I actually live in Canada. Out sourced).
The sheer level of stupidity is sometimes shocking. And only some of it is from my coworkers (though they are another story altogether).
This particular call was from a woman that had dropped a coke on her modem.
Ick right? Well yeah. And most of us would just take a wet cloth with a bit of soap on it and wipe the modem down, then put it back.
But, not this woman. No, this woman decided to unplug the modem, fill the bathroom sink with water, then immerse the modem in the water. To clean it.
Then the idiot wondered why it wasn't working anymore.