Thu, 1 Mar 2001 13:18:53 -0500
To lighten your day (note: only one of these happened to me):
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
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!
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.
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.
Groo SIGHTING #1
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
Groo SIGHTING #2
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?!"
Groo SIGHTING #3
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.
Groo SIGHTING #4
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."