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There is a reason people like me end up grabbing the mouse and telling other people to move over.

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Jan. 6th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
I dread those phone calls from my elderly parents...and their friends. lol
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
And the relatives who are only in their 50's, but you'd swear they're much older...
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Of *course* that nice lady is using aIEEEEEEEEEE. ::facepalm::
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
LOL! There's a tech association called IEEE, and that's how I always end up pronouncing it in my head.
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
Heh, I call that I-triple-E, because that's how my roommate the EE major said it.
Jan. 6th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
Hee... yeah, I think that's the generally-accepted pronunciation. AIEEEEEEEEEEEE is more fun, though!
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
I just got an MCTS in October and, based on the jobs I've been applying for recently, I'm likely going to end up doing things just like this. I have a ton of call center experience (8 years) but not in tech support, so I already have a load of stories to share.
Jan. 6th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
Boy, doesn't THIS bring back memories...

...of when I had a job...-:P
Jan. 6th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)
Can't speak, giggling me head off!
*Phew* My sister is like this, and she's only 36. =D
It's not rocket science people! (I could rant for ages about older people's inability to learn new tricks...)

It's the same with the new self-service registers older people are complaining about in letters to the editor. You press start, scan the barcode, put item in the bag. Press fruit/ veg, look up item alphabetically, type in how many you are purchasing, press enter. Put in money, get change (or use credit card, but even credit cards are too hard for the oldies) and receipt. How hard is that?! Aaaargh! (If you can't tell, this is my peeve at the moment.)
Jan. 6th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
oh no, those self serve things are annoying!! I used one the other day, and when I went to put a full bag back in the trolley(cart) it told me to put it back in the packing area... but it was full.... I have reminded myself now, unless I am buying like 3 things, I'm going through a register with a person!

As for computer issues, my hubby has a degree in computer engineering so they all talk to him and I get to play games instead :)
Jan. 6th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
Believe me, I feel this pain!

We get patrons who either need or expect us to do everything for them. I had one lady who, when I tried to show her how to use the photocopier, looked me dead in the eye and said "Oh no, I can't be bothered with that, I want you to just do it." What did your last slave die of, lady?!
Jan. 6th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
I think Minty and I have the same job. Good times.
Jan. 6th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
That's how the computer techs must feel when my stepdad calls. XDD Poor Minty!
Jan. 6th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I get only a timeout error when I enter that URL.
Jan. 6th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Some modems and routers have different addresses. They're usually printed on the bottom of the device.
Jan. 6th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
LOL! Maybe the old lady was right to be alarmed. XD
Jan. 6th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
I think my boss called Minty in this strip. She refers to me as the "tech person" because I maintain the office facebook page.
Jan. 6th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
I love how here hair's getting messed up in the next to last panel as if she's getting exasperated.
Jan. 7th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
I know things like that kink my hair! XD
Jan. 7th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
LOL! Is Minty talking to my dad?

...No, wait. I don't think Dad knows what a router is, so he wouldn't have gotten this far. XD
Jan. 7th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
The not-so-savvy dad in my life isn't sure what a browser is, so he wouldn't have got far, either.

A lot of this is from an actual conversation Tuesday... *hopes he never reads this*
Jan. 7th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC)
Random note of observation because my Xanax is my best friend... but I've never seen Minty's hair look so sparkly! :D I loves it!

And the saddest part is that I do not work in tech support and yet I have managed to have a eerily similar conversation before in not one but TWO offices I have worked for in the past where I wound up being the pseudo-IT girl because the real techs couldn't be bothered with the mundane problems until their backlog was caught up.

Naturally, what they see as mundane, the user feels is a life and death situation.

Oh Minty. Love. I feel you.
Jan. 11th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Well the recent elder generation can hardlyer learn to use the recent technologies than the recent young generation. I wat will be the thender about 40-50 years into the future.
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