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Thread: I haven't got a pen...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix

    Smile I haven't got a pen...

    Customer: 'I've been calling 700-1000 for two days and can't getthrough;
    can you help?'
    Operator: 'Where did you get that number, sir?'
    Customer: 'It's on the door of your business.'
    Operator: 'Sir, those are the hours that we are open.'

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    Samsung Electronics

    Caller: 'Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?'
    Operator: 'I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking about.'
    Caller: 'On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly states that I

    need to unplug the fax machine from the AC wall socket and
    telephone Jack before
    cleaning. Now, can you give me the
    number for Jack?'
    Operator: 'I think it means the telephone plug on the wall.'

    RAC Motoring Services

    Caller: 'Does your European Breakdown Policy cover me when I am
    traveling in Australia ?'
    Operator: 'Does the policy name give you a clue?'


    Caller (enquiring about legal requirements while traveling in Europe )
    'If I register my car in France , and then take it to England , do I have to change the steeringwheel to the other side of the car?'


    Directory Enquiries

    Caller: 'I'd like the number of the Argo Fish Bar, please'
    Operator: 'I'm sorry, there's no listing. Are you sure that the spelling is correct?'
    Caller: 'Well, it used to be called the Bargo Fish Bar but the 'B' fell off.'

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    Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven.
    Operator: 'Woven? Are you sure?'
    Caller: 'Yes.. That's what it says on the label -- Woven in Scotland ..'

    On another occasion, a man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box told a
    worried operator: 'I haven't got a pen, so I'm steaming up the window to write the number on.'

    Tech Support: 'I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop.'
    Customer: 'OK.'
    Tech Support: 'Did you get a pop-up menu?'
    Customer: 'No.'
    Tech Support: 'OK. Right-Click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?'
    Customer: 'No.'
    Tech Support: 'OK, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?'
    Customer: 'Sure. You told me to write 'click' and I wrote 'click'.'

    Tech Support: 'OK. At the bottom left hand side of your screen, can

    you see the 'OK' button displayed?'
    Customer: 'Wow! How can you see my screen from there?'


    Caller: 'I deleted a file from my PC last week and I just realized that I need it.

    So, if I turn my system clock back two weeks will I get my file back again?'

    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Syracuse, Nebraska

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Caller: 'I deleted a file from my PC last week and I just realized that I need it.
    So, if I turn my system clock back two weeks will I get my file back again?'
    No, you bought a PC, but with a Mac, in Time Machine yeah, no problem at all
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Brilliant Don

    I particularly liked the one about the steering wheel being moved to the other side of the car.

    Made me think of a time way back in 1980 on my first trip to the USA. Was based in Boston for 6 weeks, in between courses my colleague and i had a sorta long weekend due to end of one course and start of another. Decided we would rent a car and drive to Toronto. Well its end of January in one of US worst winters. Tons of snow dumped on Boston and the surrounding area.
    We decide to drive to Toronto through the night. Now ya gotta remember we were used to driving on the other side of the road. No problem we took turns driving in blowing snow. Well into the night this colleague sleeping in the passenger seat suddenly jumps up with his hands straight out to grab his steering wheel. Then he woke up. Though he had fallen asleep at the wheel except there was none. I laughed my head off after i got over the fright.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 03-29-2010 at 05:30 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    No, you bought a PC, but with a Mac, in Time Machine yeah, no problem at all
    Two words...Recycle Bin. And it's got a greener name than "Time Machine"
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    The one about the steering wheel reminded me of my first honeymoon... we went to Jamaica. About the 3rd day there I finally talked my wife into taking a drive into Montego Bay... we rented a car and took off... about 10 minutes into the trip, we rounded a bend and met a dump truck coming our way... he was on his side of the road, I was on my side of the road.... my new wife screamed, grabbed me and my immediate reaction was to get on the right hand side of the road... right into the truck's lane.... fortunately I recovered before we met head on... I think by the time we reached Montego Bay I had gotten my heart slowed back to normal speed and swallowed back to where it belonged... we had our first fight that day too..
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

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