Meg II

Cell phone

(From Diabologue)

One of the web sites I frequent is Not Always Right. Readers who are in jobs where they must deal with customers send in their stories of stupid customers they’ve encountered. I guess I take solace in knowing that I’m not the only person who feels that he’s surrounded by morons.

Two days ago, I posted an article about cell phones. I was mystified by the “do not microwave your phone, you idiot!” warning in the manual. In the comments, I said:

What throws me is that I can think of a lot of stupid things to do with a cell phone (e.g., don’t eat, don’t insert rectally, etc.), so why don’t they put warnings against all of those as well?

And then, almost as if on cue, Not Always Right published this the following day. It’s from somebody who works in an electronics store:

(I am helping a customer upgrade his cell phone, which was broken for some reason. I open the phone and set it on the counter.)

Customer: “Gosh, I don’t know why it doesn’t—hey! It looks wet in there!”

Me: “Oh? Well, it does, but the indicator says it’s not water, or at least it didn’t do any damage to the hardware.”

(The customer picks up his phone, sniffs at it, touches the liquid and TASTES it.)

Customer: “Oh! OH! The butter!”

Me: “…sir…can I ask…how did you—”

Customer: “You know, I’d rather not explain that one.”

7 Responses to “Meg II”

  1. Brian Says:

    I’m not one to pass judgement on the private sexual activities of others, but WTF are some people thinking? The other day I was reading this:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_17372_18-more-worlds-most-disturbing-sex-toys.html

    I’m convinced our species is doomed to extinction sooner rather than later.

  2. Kevin Says:

    @Brian:

    my first thought: “oh, Cracked did another one of those! the first was pretty funny, let’s see this one!

    my second thought: OH GOD WHY DID I LOOK WHILE EATING

  3. freddies_dead Says:

    @Kevin

    My first thought was “There’s no fucking way I’m clicking that while I’m at work”

    [saves url for later]

  4. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Sometimes I really like where I work. I was just laughing at the items with some coworkers just now.

  5. Thomas Says:

    In my glory days in customer support I talked to a man who couldn’t make his computer do what he wanted because he had pried several of the keys off with a butter knife.

    Apparently he kept bumping those keys and they were screwing up his work so he did away with them. When his new issue got around to me I had to say “Can’t help ya.”

  6. ron Says:

    without a side view, it is not known where that object is. It could be on the front or back of the person.

  7. Ron Britton Says:

    Ron:

    That photo apparently originated with this story about a Texas death row inmate who was hiding his cell phone there.