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Teacher submitted Story:While I empathize with the trials of an IT support person to handle the idiocies of faculty from the other side of the digital divide, I must say it is not just teachers who posses the unique power to test the patience of those of us who happen to know where the power button is located. Without further ado, my best “I fear for the future” stories:
1. Student: “Why do we have to double space? It looks hella bad.”
Me: Why are you putting two spaces between each word?
2. Student: (very seriously)what kind of car did Shakespeare drive? (she was 15)
3. Student: My links in PowerPoint won’t click.
Me: Did you remember to press -enter- after?
4. Upon working in a classroom next to a cell phone jammer, the kids freaked out:
Kid: (bangs cell phone against desk)
Other kid:is this a terrorist attack.
So teachers+ kids= 🙁
……and the teachers are on the board.
Students 2 – Teachers-1
Teacher: Did you change my password? I can't login.
IT Guy: No. Why would I change your password?
Teacher: Oh, I don't know. Because it is a new computer?????
IT Guy: Are you quizzing me? I didn't change your password
Teacher: Oh, can I show you?
IT Guy: Please do.
Teacher: Ok, see I type my username then I type my password………and look it denies me. Are you sure the password didn't change?
IT Guy: I am….and here's how I know. Every time you try to "login" you are actually clicking "SWITCH USER". So in actuality, you have no clue if your password works or not because you never tried it.
Teacher: Oh, I get it. How silly.
IT Guy: Yep, silly. That is definitely not the word I would have chosen to describe the situation.
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.
IT Guy: What login? You left here 3 years ago?.
Teacher: Do you get rid of those?
IT Guy: No, we keep them forever. That’s how we keep track of who use to work here.