Thursday, May 04, 2006
The Year of Pottery and Bronze
Conversation with a customer:
(or 'Why I Love My Job, a play in one act')
him: I can't dial out, I'm getting [error seen when the TCP/IP stack is corrupt]
me: Okay, we need to reset the device.
him: Will that erase all the data?
me: Yes, it will.
[Note: He just got this device an hour ago. What could be on it?]
him: Are you an idiot?!
(Customer, taken aback, hands phone to someone else who follows directions without argument and in minutes we fix the problem.)
The title of today's missive is a reference to yesterday (when I started writing this entry) being my eighth wedding anniversary. When I got home from work, I was met with a German chocolate cake [somewhat of a gift to herself because I don't like German chocolate] and the Æon Flux boxed DVD set, and I gave her a handheld Boggle electronic game [her grandmother would approve since unlike regular Boggle it's quiet] and a set of Magnetix flexible pieces. We're going to Portland, Oregon this weekend for our annual getaway so I won't have an entry "on time" (not that we keep time around here, but Sundays and Wednesdays are the usual posting days)... If I find any cool books at Powell's, I'll tell you. See y'all again Monday.
Enjoy your trip.
German chocolate cake is yummy!!
My hubby hates the sound of the Boggle game.
It really irritates him, so whenever we have played as a family, the kids and I would always shake it a little louder and longer than was necessary. We haven't played Boggle in a few years. I need to get that game out again.
My bride's grandmother hated the game because of the noise. And she and her family played it a lot; that's the one game I am hopeless against her at.
Brilliant transcript with that user.
You disarmed the guy by putting yourself on the lowest possible rung. There was no where else for him to beat you down verbally.