Secretary: You have me hooked in to your Gmail.
I have a whole series of coming entries where a person that struggles to turn on their computer will suggest that “the computer should be able to do that”. Here is the first entry:
Secretary: I need to create a report from our school database to automatically create subs for teachers that are out sickIT Guy: Sorry, our program can not do that
Secretary: Why not?IT Guy: What do you mean……why not? It wasn’t built that way Secretary: What if I give you this spreadsheet I printed out IT Guy: Oh, that will help. Let me jam it into the CD ROM ………hit the eat button…….. and now the computer is digesting the paper………processing……and there we go………we now have a sub scheduling program. Secretary: You are an ass. IT Guy: Yep
Student submitted Story: After moving to a new school my freshman year of high school, I had the privilege to endure a brand new teacher’s first attempt at social studies. First order of business, she proceeded to inform the class about Canada’s national capitol Toronto. Apparently, I was the only one in the class smart enough to explain she was wrong, the national capitol was in fact Ottawa. We argued for close to 20 minutes over, what I thought, was a well known fact. Finally, exasperated, I pulled out the social studies textbook and showed her where it says the national capitol is Ottawa and Toronto is the capitol of Ontario. She saved face by saying that was “stupid”. I thought that would be the final argument for the day but I was wrong. Promptly, she began talking about Canada’s national sport being Hockey. I sighed and again confronted her. Hockey is not our national sport, it is Lacrosse. Again, an argument ensued. I only let it go on for about 10 minutes this time, then promptly opened up old faithful textbook to reveal she was, in fact, wrong. again. Of course this time she couldn’t let me win and announced that if anyone answered on a test that Hockey was the national sport, she would mark them correct.
Teacher: “IT Guy, whenever I try to send an email all kinds of weird things pop-up”
Teacher: “Oh, hi” IT Guy: “Why are you surprised? You invited me down here” Teacher: “Oh yeah! Here watch……begins typing email to xxxxx@gmail – as she types the first three letters “things” start popping up:
1. screen refreshes
2. bookmarks appear on left side of screen
3. print option box appears See IT Guy! What is the issue? IT Guy: “To be honest I have never seen anything like this before but my best guess is that perhaps the GIANT binder you have placed on your keyboard is perhaps holding down the “Ctrl” key along with most of the alphabet. Teacher: Oh, that’s it! You are so smart IT Guy! IT Guy: “hahaha….yeah……you’re not. Try not to burn the building down when you attach your document to the email. Bye!”
Teacher: I’ve been trying for the last 15 minutes to get Microsoft Access to accept a date and it won’t do it.