Profanity in his Windows Activation Keyon October 26, 2006 at 8:11 pm
Profanity in his Windows XP Activation Key
We had this one SC when I worked in computer retail sales who was just nuts. He was a SC in the store while he was purchasing his PC. Now, his later actions were so bad that I've completly forgotten his stupidity during purchase (Only so much storage space in the brain). So, for sake of arguement, it was not a fun time selling him the machine.
All seems well for a few days, and then he calls back saying he can't turn his computer on. All he gets is a welcome to windows screen. The first time you boot up, you get this screen to enter your product key (which is on a sticker on the computer). The way we set up our builds, the key was already typed in for the customer, they just had to hit enter. So I told him just keep clicking next and he would be fine. He was at work (of course!) and would try that when he got home.
Next day, I get an angry call from the head of our Company's service department that this guy was in our main store (bout 50 miles from us) screaming his head off that someone was insulting him through his computer. Turns out, his product key had the letters FCUK in it, and he though we did it on purpose to get back at him. He was livid. He did not understand that Microsoft sets these keys, and there was no way on earth we could modify it in anyway. He was at the main office for hours fuming, I was told. He left, saying he was going to call Microsoft and when they told him that we were insulting him, he would be back and we would be sorry.
Not surprisingly, we never heard back from him again.