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wizzie1967
07-04-2007, 04:11 PM
I used to work for a computer shop. We use to do networking and support but also sales of computers and computer accessories. Sometimes I had to do the Saturday morning shift as only a few of us worked here. During the week, most of the time, I was on the road. During that specific week I had been on the road for the whole week. And Friday night my boss asked me if it would be ok to do the Saturday morning. I said ok, why not, a bit more money in the pocket is always good and it is just for 4 hours.
Sadly enough I had the bright idea of going on the booze on the Friday night.
Came Saturday morning and I am seriously hang over.
But I go to the shop and thought the weather was fine so people wouldn't bother with computers and would leave me alone.
NOT!!!
I opened at 9am. At 10 past nine an old lay comes in:
OL (Old Lady)
ME (yours truly)

ME: How can I help?
OL: I'm here to pickup my TV
ME: Sorry??

This is a computer shop.

OL: I'm here to pick up my TV.
ME: We don't do TV (I'm starting to think that the Old lady's brain is going to mush)
OL: I brought the TV last Tuesday!!
ME: Really? I will have to check...

So I call my boss and ask him what the story is. Did they really took on a TV? He assured me that no way they would have take a TV on.
So I go back to the old lady:

ME: I am really sorry but we couldn't have taken your TV. This a computer shop.
OL: But I brought here on Tuesday morning!!
ME: I'm really sorry but...

And then she point at something in the shop and says:

OL: There that is the same TV as mine!!

She was pointing at the latest Apple Imac at the time!!

Gawdzillers
07-04-2007, 05:58 PM
Perhaps she meant monitor?

Dawnchaser
07-04-2007, 07:12 PM
Reminds me of a regular who used to call in multiple times a week...

This old guy was probably 80-something. He had an older Mac (I believe it was OS 7 when OS 9 had been out for some time)...

He had a TV instead of a monitor and Immodium instead of a modem, LOL.

It was nearly impossible to get anything fixed too because you'd tell him to do something...and he'd just sit there. Most of the time in dead silence. Like a bump on a log. If you could get him to respond and try to follow instructions he could never find ANYTHING you asked him to look for.

Luckily one of my co-workers couldn't take it anymore and convinced him to switch to AOL! :D

Rapscallion
07-04-2007, 09:00 PM
Luckily one of my co-workers couldn't take it anymore and convinced him to switch to AOL! :D

That sadist!

Rapscallion

powerboy
07-04-2007, 10:25 PM
Perhaps she meant monitor?


That is what I am thinking also. I once called a monitor a TV by accident

bigjimaz
07-04-2007, 10:44 PM
...and Immodium instead of a modem

Well considering the crap that you can find on the internet, this isn't so far-fetched. :rimshot:

Becks
07-05-2007, 01:23 AM
Perhaps she meant monitor?

That's what I thought.

CrazedClerk
07-05-2007, 01:50 AM
Perhaps she meant monitor?

Actually, I don't remember my Macs perfectly, but I know there was one particular model in which the ENTIRE computer was contained in what looked at first glance to be simply a rather large monitor.

I'm wondering if it was one of those machines.

lordlundar
07-05-2007, 02:24 AM
Luckily one of my co-workers couldn't take it anymore and convinced him to switch to AOL! :D

Doesn't that qualify as cruel and unusual punishment?

Andara Bledin
07-05-2007, 04:24 PM
As soon as anyone started talking about a "TV" at a computer shop, I would immediately ask what brand. I've known a lot of people who are hopeless with terms, but still have computers.

Luckily one of my co-workers couldn't take it anymore and convinced him to switch to AOL! :D

Doesn't that qualify as cruel and unusual punishment?

I'm pretty sure sending anyone to AOL is covered under the Geneva Convention....

^-.-^