Too Much SPAM

I just got a call from a teacher in regard to the amount of SPAM she has been receiving. There are a couple important details I would like to convey before relaying the story.

1. We are out of school.  She took the time during summer break to check her SPAM levels and place a call.
2. Not only did she take the time to make this call.  She did it first thing in the morning.   Almost like she was waiting for me to arrive at work.
3. We host our email through Google. A nice little company who, In my opinion, does a very good job handling SPAM.  You may have heard of them.

Teacher: Hi IT Guy, I have been getting a ton more SPAM in email than usual
IT Guy:  You have?

Teacher: Yeah, there has been a ton.  Has anyone else had that issue?
IT Guy: Nope

Teacher: That’s weird
IT Guy: Did you give out your email anywhere?

Teacher: No, I never do
IT Guy: Are you looking at ALL MAIL instead of your INBOX?

Teacher: No, I am looking at the SPAM folder?
IT Guy: WHAT? Why are you looking at that?  That’s where SPAM is suppose to goThat is why they call it a SPAM FOLDER!

Teacher: I always look at it.  Usually there is only one a day.  But the last couple days I have had 3 or so
IT Guy: Yeah…..SPAM folders are fun to look at.  So let me get this straight, you routinely count the amount of junk messages in your SPAM folder, found an increase, and took the time to call me about it?

Teacher: Yeah, do you think it’s ok?
IT Guy: Hard to be sure.  I will contact the FBI, you better call the Secret Service.  I don’t know who is sending these dastardly emails directly to your SPAM folder but I will not rest until I find the culprit.  So, for my notes……you said it was 3 emails PER DAY?

Teacher: Yeah, 3
IT Guy: I’m on it. (CLICK)

Will our new webpage work?

Teacher: Hi, I just wanted to check that our new group web page will work

IT Guy: What do you mean work?

Teacher: On the system?

IT Guy: The system?

Teacher: Yeah, our new web page

IT Guy: What are we talking about?

Teacher: I want to know if our webpage will work at school?

IT Guy: Are you asking me if you can view a webpage at school?

Teacher: yes…..our new one.

IT Guy: Yes.  We have internet access.

Teacher: Great!

“MY” Gradebook

Teacher: IT Guy, my grade verifcation sheet has different grades the what are in my gradebook

IT Guy: How is that possible?  Those grades come from your online gradebook

Teacher: Must be some magic

IT Guy: Yeah, that’s it.  Magic……let’s pull it up and check

Teacher: Ok

IT Guy: Which grade is dfferent?

Teacher: This kid has an “A” in my book

IT Guy:It says “B” in your online grabebook

Teacher: Not in mine

IT Guy: THIS IS YOURS’!

Teacher: Not on my computer

IT Guy: ITS THE SAME BOOK, it is web based software

Teacher: Yeah, but mine is different

IT Guy: THERE IS ONLY ONE!  I AM LOGGING INTO YOURS

Teacher: But it is different……..

IT Guy: Why are you not understanding this???  There is only one online gradebook and this is it

Teacher: Let me get out my book and show you

IT Guy:What does your paper gradebook have to do with this?

Teacher:I I’ll show you I have an A

IT Guy: Your paper gradebook is in no way WHATSOEVER linked to the internet, your online grading program and perhaps your brain.

Teacher: But I have an A

IT Guy: This is the dumbest converstation I have ever had.

Gmail Debacle Update

Secretary: How do I setup my printers in gmail?

IT: You can't setup printers in gmail….besides I already set it up
Secretary: It says print to Laserjet 3 – that's not my printer
IT: yes it is
Secretary: No it's not, I already tried it several times 
IT: Do it again
Secretary: Ok, see it doesn't…..oh there it goes.  What did you do?
IT: (Click)

IT vs the Volunteers

 

Volunteer:  I need to install some software – can you do it? 

IT Guy: Actually, I’m kind of busy….can you just throw it into your CD ROM and keep clicking next

Volunteer: I don’t know…….I guess I can try

IT Guy: Thanks…..you are very brave

Volunteer: Ok, I’ll call you back when I’m in front of the computer

IT Guy: But….why?

**CLICK***


Volunteerr: Ok, I am in front of the computer.

IT Guy: Great, put the disk in

Volunteer:  I can’t find the computer

IT Guy: What do you mean?  You just said you were in front of it.

Volunteer: I am but I can’t see the hard drive.

IT Guy: Can’t see the hard drive, huh?  How bout that?   Did you look on the floor.

Volunteer: I sure did and on the desk.

IT Guy: Good thinking.  Ok, well there is a three foot cord connecting the monitor to it.  Can you circle the machine in a three foot circumference till you step on it.

Volunteer: No

IT: Of course not, I’ll be right there.


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Volunteer: I think someone might have moved the computer

IT Guy: Actually, it’s right here.  The monitor is sitting on top of i

Volunteer: Oh, that is the computer

IT guy: It sure is…..you giant idiot.  Just throw the CD in it and hit next

Volunteer: Where does the CD go?

IT Guy:  Why don’t I just do it?  You probably won’t be able to find the next button either