Tech Support folks are the go-to guys when the digital world goes haywire. The support teams at CMIT Solutions make it look easy. But there are days when we need a bit of humor to lighten the load. It doesn’t matter if you are an IT genius or an end user trying to keep up with all the changes in the digital world, sometimes things just go astray. So, without further ado, I present IT Support Funnies.
One widely shared story is the CD Drive mistaken ID. Changing staff in a retail store to new computers is not always simple. Especially if some members of the staff are older and have never used a computer before.
One anonymous computer support guru remembers taking a call in one department where the clerk kept complaining about the coffee cup holder not retracting.
As he arrived in the shoe department of a major retail chain, he noted the clerk was a senior citizen and seems to be confused with the new computer network. She also had her coffee cup sitting on the open CD-RW drive!
You Don’t Know Me?
If you are a technical support and IT solutions genius, your family is sure to ask for free help. One IT gal’s mom was not sure about her printer issues, so she called her up.
IT: Hi, Mom. What’s up?
Mom: Well, I can’t seem to get my computer to use my new wireless printer.
IT: What does the prompt box say, Mom?
Mom: It says, “This computer does not recognize printer.”
IT: Did you try-
Mom: I tried everything! I even sat the printer on the desk in front of it, and it still doesn’t recognize it!
If you wonder if I am only picking on the end user, not so. It is well known that we IT guys have made funnies of our own. All I need to say is: this guy.
A computer major friend of mine was at the campus library, working on a paper. I was sitting next to him, and he kept trying to access the flash drive on the computer. No matter what he did it wouldn’t show up. I watched him with interest as he spent several minutes changing settings and inserting and removing the flash drive. Finally, I thought it best to break the news to him. “You’re plugging into my CPU, not yours.”
One Liners for Both Techs and Clients
The closest I’ve been to a diet this year is erasing food searches from my browser history.
How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? None, it’s a hardware problem.
The water I was heating for pasta refused to boil, and, if my 12-year-old son was right, I wasn’t helping by constantly checking on it. “It’s like that old saying,” he said. “ ‘A watched website never loads.’ ” H. Russ
I hope you had a good laugh. But, remember IT disasters are never funny. With managed security, disaster planning and malware monitoring, CMIT Solutions of Centreville can keep your network running smooth and keep you in good humor.
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