On Monday, I came to work in the morning to find no computer at my desk. The IT technician had taken it away for rebuilding, and had promised
me that it'd be back by Monday. So, I call the help desk, and it being Monday morning, got transferred to their "overflow" answer service, which I think is located in Bangladesh, based on the amount of help I was able to get from them.
Anyways, the technician arrives with my computer at 9am, by which time I was fuming. The man walked into such a tirade as you would not believe. I had sadly lost my normally composed mien, and berated him roundly for several minutes. Then, while he was busy working on my computer, I start to go through my InBox...where I found some health-insurance snafu paperwork. So I call R, and berate him roundly for a minute or two, just to stay on my roll.
I put the phone down, looked at the technician beavering away at the computer (and trying to make himself as small as possible), and said, "You a married man, John?" He replies, "Hell no."
Ah ha ha.
So finally he's finished with the work, and informs me that I needed FMIS installed but he couldn't do it, the FMIS guy has to come do it. I shot him a look
- perhaps you know to what type of 'look' I am referring here - and he stepped back
away from me, whipped out his Nextel, and says, "I'll call him RIGHT NOW."
Laughing, I said, "Yeah, better him than you, eh?"
His response? "Well, I wouldn't wish you on anybody or anything, but..."WHAT?
"...when you call the help desk, we all draw straws, and the short straw has to call you back."
I related the story to S, who said, "Is that what happened to R? Did he take one for the team
Oh, people think they're so funny...
Posted by conniechai
at 3:50 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 1 May 2004 12:25 PM PDT