[Groop]Groo-ish sightings

JKozicki@ADESA.com JKozicki@ADESA.com
Thu, 1 Mar 2001 13:18:53 -0500

To lighten your day (note: only one of these happened to me):

Groo-ish Support:
Last week I was working from home and could not get into our email system,
which was just converted to a new server.  I called the "help" desk and
reported the issue.  The IS Professional walked me through another way to
access the email.  Later that day I found an email from the same IS
Professional asking me to let him know if I was still unable to send/receive
email messages.

Groo-ish Service:
This week, all our office phones went dead and I had to contact the
telephone repair people. They promised to be out between 
8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. When I asked if they could give me a smaller time
window, the pleasant gentleman asked, "Would you like us to call you before
we  come?" I replied that I didn't see how he would be able to do that,
since  our phones weren't working.  He also requested that we report future
outages by  email, but our e-mail is through a dial-up line!

Groo-ish clerk:
I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when  the clerk
noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She
informed me that she could not complete the transaction  unless the card was
signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was  necessary to compare
the signature I had just signed on the receipt. So I signed the credit card
in front of her. She carefully compared the signature to the one I had just
signed on the receipt. As luck would have it, they matched.

Groo-ish neightbors:
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local
township administrative office to request the removal 
of the Deer Crossing sign on our road.  The reason: too many deer were being
hit by cars and he didn't want them to cross there anymore.

Groo-ish food service:
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco.  She asked the
person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He
said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg.

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee
asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage
without your knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my
knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was
crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker
of mine when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for.  I explained that
it signals blind people when the light is red.   Appalled, she responded,
"What on earth are blind people doing driving?!"

I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and
for the life of her couldn't understand why her system 
would not turn on.

When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our
car, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to
unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I
instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it  was unlocked.
"Hey," I announced to the technician, "It's open!" To which  he replied, "I
know - I already got that side."

Jeff "I'm speechless" K
"The man who doesn't read has no advantage over the man who can't."
-- Unknown