Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday WIN

Each day I spend an hour or two on a public help forum, assisting people with computer- and internet-related problems. I don't have all the answers, but I do my best to be polite, sympathetic and helpful, even when the user is angry or hostile. Today I'm going to share some of my secrets with you.

It works every time!

When in doubt, click Help.

If I don't have the answer, I know how to find it.

Better safe than sorry. Is your password strong?

Finally, the secret settings only we techies know about.

From Hermione's Heart


Anonymous said...

Hiya-That '317' cartoon is pretty damn funny.

Other manifestations of this syndrome include pressing an already-lit elevator button, pressing an already-lit signal button at a busy intersection and tapping a skipping DVD player.

Roz said...

LoL Hermione, love the last two. I think all you techies need a good spanking! LoL


Hermione said...

Anon - Yes, pressing the button over and over, harder and harder, seems to be effective - NOT!

Roz - Oh yeah? Just wait till you see the blue screen of death and need our help ;D


ronnie said...


Very good, love them all. I used to be a "pressing the button over and over" never got me anywhere.


Unknown said...

fun post..thanks
bottoms up

Aimless Rambling said...

These are pretty funny and I do recognize some of those behaviors. I'll never tell who exhibits those behaviors though. lol

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing those secrets. That was very helpful of you....;)

Erica said...

HA! I knew there had to be something like those Windows Hidden Messages in existence!

A real tech once explained those pointless error messages to me as follows: "Your computer hiccuped."

Anonymous said...

these are funny :)

Minielle Labraun said...

Just have to say, I would drive you batty! I am the least techy person you will ever meet!

Hermione said...

Ronnie - I've done it myself a tiem or two:)

Red - My pleasure!

Sunny - Better leave that up to our imaginations:)

Sarah - Glad to be of service.

Erica - That's as good an explanation as any.

Saturn - Glad you enjoyed them.

Minelle - Everyone has to start at the beginning. I'll et you aren't as bad as you think.