Is the email down?

Teacher: ” Is email down?  I have not been able to get emails for a few days now”
IT Guy: Maybe no one is emailing you.
Teacher: “Everyone else is getting them”
IT Guy: Everyone else is more liked than you.
Teacher: What?
IT Guy: I’ll be right down.

Teacher: Thanks for coming.  Here let me show you.
IT Guy: No, you don’t have to…..
Teacher: See, I click here and…..
IT Guy: I believe you
Teacher: Then this happens
IT Guy: Please stop
Teacher: When I try…..
IT Guy: Why are you still showing me?
Teacher: Let me show you on Ed’s computer
IT Guy: MOVE!

IT Guy: You have your messages sorted alphabetically
Teacher: So why can’t I receive new emails
IT Guy: You can….just click here
Teacher: Why weren’t they coming?
IT Guy: They were.
Teacher: Oh, they were hidden
IT Guy: Yep, Microsoft has a notorious reputation for hiding emails.  THEY WERE SORTED WRONG!   If you look here you will notice every email comes from someone whom’s name begins with an A.  It didn’t make your curious all of your emails were from the same person and from 2007
Teacher: Not really.  So who did this to my computer?
IT Guy: I assume Chinese Hackers…there always sneaking around schools mis-sorting things.  Part of their plan for global cyber domination.
Teacher: Oh, ok.  Thanks.

In all honesty, I may have said Iranian hackers not Chinese 

You have me hooked in to your gmail

Secretary: You have me hooked in to your Gmail.

IT Guy: What?
Secretary: How can I get in to mine?
IT Guy: You have to log me out then log yourself in
Secretary: That won’t work, I had Pete help me, we can’t find it
IT Guy: Try harder (click)

Secretary arrives in my office 5 minutes later with a pad of paper and pen

Secretary: I can’t figure it out.  Can you show me how to do it.
IT Guy: Why do you have a pad of paper?  You click SIGN OUT in the upper right corner
Secretary while writng: Ok, let’s see upper right corner…….Sign Out…..then what.
IT: YOU SIGN IN!
Secretary: Ok, with what…….?
IT:  YOUR LOGIN?
Secretary: Oh, ok…..with mine…….

I’m pretty sure Teachers blatantly ignore me

IT Guy: If I switch over the grading system teachers’ gradebooks will be unavailable for the rest of the day.  Are you OK with that?

Teacher: Yep

IT Guy: Are you sure?  None of the teachers will be able to make any changes till tomorrow? You are cool with that?  I can not switch it back till tomorrow.

Teacher:  Yep, no problem.

IT Guy: Ok, I will make the switch.

(12 minutes later the phone rings)

Teacher: I am trying to access my gradebooks and it said they are not available.  What’s wrong??????

IT Guy: Are your serious?  We just had this converstation like 10 minutes ago. 

Teacher: We did?  How come I can’t see my gradebooks?

IT Guy: I turned them off. I JUST TOLD YOU THAT!

Teacher: Oh, can you turn them back on? 

IT Guy: No

Teacher: But, I NEED them now.

IT Guy: I told you can not do that until tomorrow and you said it was fine.

Teacher: But I didn’t need them then……now I do.

IT Guy: My apologies.  I don’t think I did a very good job explaining this to you the first time.  Tell you what, grab some colored chalk and meet me in room 205. I will see if I can diagram the meaning of “Stupid” and “NO” for you in pictures. (Click)