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As someone who is "good with computers" I get a lot of calls from people who've got problems. Some of them even have problems with their computers.

Back many years ago working for a telecoms company, I was called to a senior secretary who "had put a disk into the drive and couldn't get it out". She had one of the first Mac II machines with two drive slots. But only one drive.

Opening up the case revealed stacks of floppy disks that she'd been posting through the hole in the case for weeks. She'd only decided there was a problem when her boss wanted one of them back...

(, Fri 22 Sep 2006, 13:58)
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not even remotely pc..
But it is about an octogenarian so I am halfway there...ahem.
My da is a lively old bugger for 83 and announced last April he was off to Magaluf for a pre season deal 'to watch the youngsters enjoying themselves.'
I waited in dread for him to come home, worried about what sights his naive eyes would have witnessed...
He announced cheerfully on his return it was 'great...and they even had a karate night in the hotel' (imagine this with twinkly little screwed up Irish face)
'erm karate night?' says I imagining all these 70 and 80 year olds in plaster casts.
'Yeah but I didn't stay, didn't know any of the songs.'
....OK Dad.
He once also phoned the RAC to report a stray dog in a bin.

Apologies came there none.
(, Wed 27 Sep 2006, 17:01, closed)

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