Quote of the Day :: 9/6/11

The scene: After trying to get online for 5 minutes a student realizes the machine is unplugged from the network.  The student then hands the unplugged end of the network cord to the teacher.  After examining it for 30 seconds or so the teacher shouts across the room.

"Hey IT Guy, do you think this has something to do with the problem"

Why did you change my password?

Teacher:  “IT Guy, I can’t login…..why did you change my password?”
IT Guy: “Why would I change your password?”
Teacher: (Read with a smug voice) “I don’t know IT Guy you tell me?”  then laugh like an uncomfortable nerd….
IT Guy: “Let me rephrase….I didn’t change your password”
Teacher: “You must have….I always use the same one”
IT Guy: “Actually, I almost never randomly change passwords.  It actually creates more work for me not to mention annoying conversations like this. Why don’t I reset it for you.  Can you type it in here”
Teacher: Ok……what did I use last year.  I can’t remember”

Final Exams

When you create a Final Exam column in our online gradebooks you are prompted to enter the semester in which the exam grade should apply.  There are three options “1, 2 and Y”.  If the exam goes with the first semester you type 1, if it is second semester you type 2.  The “Y” is for “Yes”.  I have no clue what the “Y” is for but the teachers for whatever reason are enamored with it.

Teacher: Hey IT Guy, just wanted to confirm that when I put in the exam I choose “Yes”, correct?

IT Guy: No, why would you choose “Yes”.  What are you agreeing to?
Teacher: The Final

IT Guy: You think your gradebook is asking you to agree to a Final?
Teacher: Yes.

IT Guy: Well it’s not.  If you read the question that you are answering in the affirmative you would see it asks you which Semester this Exam applies.  Essentially your dialogue went like this” Which semester does this Exam apply to.” “Yes”
Teacher: Oh, so what is the answer?

IT Guy: Which semester are we in?
Teacher: Oh. Fourth.
IT Guy: We don’t have a fourth semester
Teacher: Oh yeah.  Sorry, second.
IT Guy: Great job.

 

New Printer Not Working

Teacher: “IT Guy, the printer you just installed doesn’t work….what’s wrong?”

IT Guy: “Did you put paper in it?”

Teacher: “Oh, no……I didn’t think of that”

IT Guy: ” Of course you didn’t…….why would you when you can run over here and tell me.

VCR and the Regurgitated Food Spot

Student: Can you come down, Mrs. ***** needs help
IT Guy: Is it 10am already?  Ok.
Teacher: I need the VCR to work
IT Guy: Did you turn it on?
Teacher: I tried
IT Guy: And?
Teacher: I’m not going to be here tomorrow
IT Guy: What does that have to do with anything?
Teacher: I want to make sure it works
IT Guy: IS IT ON?
Teacher: I don’t know
IT Guy: (Pushes on button) It was off
Teacher: What did you push?
IT Guy: The ON button
Teacher: Oh, I thought it was this smudge here?  See?
IT Guy: You thought that smudge was the ON button?  For real?
Teacher: Yeah, it looks like a button
IT Guy: No it doesn’t.  It looks someone spit up chewed potato chips on it.  Why would you even touch that?
Teacher: Well you fixed it.  You have the magical touch
IT Guy: I just turned it on.
Teacher: Thanks again for fixing it
IT Guy: Ok. Next time hit the ON button instead of the regurgitated food spot.