- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I must be in a ranty mood because of my friend’s upcoming trainwreck wedding or my puppy’s infactuation with biting the crap out of my shirts or something.
No matter how stupid the suggestion is, don’t lie to your tech guy/gal and say “I’ve already tried that.” Please…
Employee (Patty): Megz, Barbara’s mouse doesn’t work. It sticks. She needs a new one.
Me: It doesn’t work or it sticks?
Patty: It sticks when you click sometimes and won’t roll. She needs a new one.
Me: Did Barbara change the batteries?
Patty: *sigh* Ugh, yes. I’ve already TRIED that. She needs a new one, so just get her a new one.
—-5 minutes later—-
Me: Barbara, all I have is a wired mouse right now.
Barbara: I don’t want a wired mouse.
Me: Ok, well, that is all I have, so you can have this for now if you want.
Barbara: *describes issues to me again*
Me: Did you try new batteries?
Barbara: Nope. Haven’t tried that yet.*puts new batteries in*
—-Starts working just fine—-
Me: Patty, I thought you said you tried new batteries?
Patty: Oh, I was confused by what you asked. *turns red and walks away*
So, the lesson here is your tech person has to try some stupid, simple things because normally that is EXACTLLY what it is. Don’t lie. You will only get caught and embarrass yourself for being confused over a simple question like “Did you try new batteries?”
-Signed, a very moody Monday tech girl