August 14, 2001
Now I know how the Newbies Feel...
I have this joke we play on newbies. Whenever they ask "How do you do . . ." I say "Just press ALT-F4 at the same time!" and normally they fall for it (I think I picked that trick up from Bard). If you don't know what it does, trust me!!! Do it. It's, like SOOO cool. You'll get all these pretty colors and a special movie and all that stuff. Just wait until after you read this rant.
Well, I'm having trouble with my DSL and I waited on hold for about 2 hours to get in touch with tech support. She was going through the normal stuff, turn off your computer, turn off your modem, etc. and then she said, "Ok, now I want you to unplug the phone cord to the modem from the wall jack." Dumb@ss me unplugs it, the cordless phone I'm on goes dead. I completely forgot they were on the same jack. I quickly plugged it back up, hoping tech support would still be there. Of course, she wasn't. Damn tech support person played a newbie trick on me.
This is karmic payback for that person I was mean to last night. I know it. I'm now waiting on hold...again.
Posted by vixen at August 14, 2001 06:10 PM
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That trick. Hmm. I don't want to claim it. Nope. You didn't learn it from me. I'd like to believe my "jokes" are at least slightly better than that. (Besides, that trick has been around for ages -- you probably saw it from many other places as well).