Senior Computer Skills

Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears.

Tech support: How may I help you?
Customer: I’m writing my first email.
Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?
Customer: Well, I have the letter ‘a’ in the address, but how do I get the little circle around it?
A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: ‘No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is working fine.’
Tech support: ‘Okay Bob, let’s press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter ‘P’ to bring up the Program Manager.’
Customer: I don’t have a P.
Tech support: On your keyboard, Bob.
Customer: What do you mean?
Tech support: ‘P’…..on your keyboard, Bob.

Hat tip: Linda W.
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38 thoughts on “Senior Computer Skills

  1. Barb says:

    har! As long as I have been using Windows you would thing I'd memorized all of the keyboard shortcuts. But then I remember one of my favorite Quotes ever from one of the smartest people ever to live:

    “I don't need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it."
    ― Albert Einstein

    Have yourself a fabulous day! xoxo

  2. Marg says:

    These are the greatest. It sure did make me laugh out loud again. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have yourselves a fantastic day.

  3. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    What's a screen saver? Ha,ha,ha. I would never want to be a Tech support. I would go crazy with people like meHa,ha,ha.
    Have a fantastic Saturday Sandee. It has been raining all night long and I'm trying to send this rain to you but it's so darn hard. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Kismet says:

    It works the other way also. I got a call from "Microsoft Tech Support" and the man with the Indian accent informed me that Microsoft noticed strange things coming out of my machine. I asked if it were in the Windows registry. "Yes, yes that's what it is". I told him (the truth) that I don't use Microsoft products and don't have a Windows registry and that I use Linux. "What's that?". I supposed he's never heard of Apple either.

    Watch out for those calls, they're scams.

  5. Stephanie Faris says:

    I worked in tech support, so I have stories! Perhaps the funniest was the time one of my co-workers went to a user's desk and told her to press F8. She kept pushing the F key, then the 8 key!

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