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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]
Grumble Grumble

T wants to d/l to a floppy disc. J (boss) hands her a floppy disc.

T puts disc in computer. Computer doesn't like disc - needs to be formatted. I try to format the disc. Twice. Disc cannot be formatted.

But *J* gave her the disc.

Therefore, the problem is with the data she wants to d/l. Nothing I say will change her mind.



I'm barely computer literate and this nonetheless has happened to me. Here's a sample conversation from my old job.

Fundraiser: My computer has an error message on it.
Me: Well, you should probably ask Rabbi B when he comes back, but it looks like a hardware problem to me. You might want to go ahead and call [repair people].
Fundraiser: *huffily* Oh, nevermind! I guess I'll just have to wait until Rabbi B gets back!
...hours later...
Rabbi B: It's a hardware problem. Call [repair people].

I'm very fiercely glad that I have a technical background and am getting the experience with the work computers so I can firmly say, "Last time I saw that exact error, the whole hard drive had to be replaced. Tell I.T."