Almost too easy
Almost too easy avatar

Got a call from a user yesterday right around closing time because of course I did, and of course, it was an emergency, and of course, they called right when I was on a conference call with $majorClient which went well into the evening, so I told $user that I’d have to get to them in the AM, despite their protestations that this was an emergency because one of their main office computers was down.

Fast forward to this morning. I come in to $user’s office and immediately see the problem. Someone had deliberately unplugged the computer from the power, since the power cable was wound in such a way that it had to have been done on purpose. I took a couple pictures with my phone to send to $user to show them what happened, plugged the power cable back in, and gee golly gosh darnit, the computer powered right back up, and everything was fine.

Apparently $user’s twin daughters, who have the collective IQ of a slime mold colony, finaly fessed up and said that they hadunplugged the computer from the power and didn’t know how to plug it back in, but when $user originally asked them what happened, they claimed ignorance. So now, $user had to pay me for an hour’s work to literally plug a cable in, all because of her daughters.

4 thoughts on “Almost too easy
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  1. Don’t ya just love that? I do some side work and have had something like that happen. One time i went there spent less then 5 minutes on-site and walked out earning a $100 and a really expensive bottle of when since they own a winery. Most of the time that I was there was just talking.

    Computer Id10T’s with money is great sometimes.

    1. I wish… This is the same client who believes $1500 a month is too much to charge her for my MSP services, which covers everything (unlimited tech support, AV, 24/7 monitoring & cybersecurity, email spam filtering, and on and on and on…), but had no problem paying me for $250 just to plug the cable back in….

    1. No, these two couldn’t find their way out of a paper bag if you took them by the wrist and led them out. Even the people in the bakery have said behind their backs that every room they’re in, the average IQ drops substantially. One of them got duped out of $50k because their “boyfriend” turned out to be crook who embezzled money for a living.

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