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20 November 2006 @ 10:47 pm
Today's entry - How People Are Stupid!  
You know you want to play the 'OMG YOU MORONS!!1!' game. I'll start with two choice examples from work today:

1) Client calls in because they can't manage to log in. I reset their password and tell them - and so does the screen, btw - to choose a password between 6-8 characters, a mixture of letters and numbers. It doesn't work, so I ask client for the password they just set. And what did said client set as their password? A 10-character-long password. Huh. Wonder why it doesn't work?

2) This guy calls and is like 'I stuck my card in your machine and it won't come out.'
My reaction: o_O ...what?
He tells me again, that he stuck his ID card into the machine to see if it would read it, and it won't come out. I tell him that we're a data company and ask if he's sure he called the right number. He tells me this is the number on the machine. I wrack my brain and tell him that the only machines we ever supported were survey machines for surveys done via scantron form - and we haven't supported those in years. I asked if that was the sort of machine he has. The line is silent for a moment, and then he says, 'Oh. I guess that's what this is. I suppose I'll have to dismantle the machine to get my ID card out.'

So to sum up, this was his thought process:
Let's see what this thing does! *shoves square peg in round hole*
Uh oh... *calls number on machine*


So those were MY winners for today - now tell me yours! Share your pain!
I feel: dorkyboggling
your gypsy unclescrabble on November 21st, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
He was on the floor, sitting beside his ten or so DVDs (just to make it clear, it's not like he was buying a hundred). I was just baffled. Often I come across these situations, where someone is asking the most bizarre question you'd never expect and they're looking at me like I'm the biggest ass/idiot ever. I wasn't sure if he was joking or serious.
Vicki: Clairehermorrine on November 21st, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
*shakes head* I don't get these people who seem to think we live in a barter system. You might be able to haggle at a flea market or some such place, but in a chain store? Um, no. Unless the guy was from another country and hadn't been here long, I suppose we have to hope he was joking...