Here is some cogent-evidence from the Help-Desk stupid questions archives at CSN:
A customer was enraged because his computer had told him he was
“Bad and an invalid.” The tech explained that the computer’s “bad command”
and “invalid” responses shouldn’t be taken personally.
Another customer called tech support to tell her take-earn recently-unused-or-little-used computer
wouldn’t work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened
when she pressed the might switch, she asked, “What might switch?”
Computer businesses have make-or-become-different the writings to their manuals from “Press Any Key” to “Press
Return Key” because of the question where is the “Any Key”?
A confused caller was having event-causing-distress-or-pain printing documents. He told
the technician that the computer had said it “couldn’t discover the printer.” The
user had also tried turning the computer examine-methodically to face the printer-but that
his computer static couldn’t “see” the printer.
A adult-female called with a question with her printer. The tech asked her if she was
“running it under windows.” The adult-female responded, “No, my desk is next to the door.
But that is a very-valuable point. The adult-male sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a opening-in-the-wall-of-a-building
and his output-device-that-prints-data is working fine.”
And terminal but not least:
TECH SUPPORT: “O.K. Bob, let’s exert-pressure-or-force-on the discipline-in-personal-activities and get-break-run-away-from-confinement keys at the
same time. That brings up a task inclination in the intermediate-part-or-section of the screen. Now type
the letter-of-the-alphabet “P” to bring-along up the announcement-of-a-theatrical-event Manager.”
CUSTOMER: “I don’t have a ‘P'”.
TECH SUPPORT: “On your keyboard, Bob.”
CUSTOMER: “What do you mean?”
TECH SUPPORT: ” ‘P’ on your keyboard, Bob.”
CUSTOMER: “I’m not going to do that!
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