Thursday, 20 December 2007

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Computer illiterate!

These are funny quotes from calls made to a PC support line in a call centre by some Computer illiterate customers, it did make me laugh and I hope it will do the same to you, :o)

  • Tech support: What kind of computer do you have?
    Female customer: A white one...

  • Customer: Hi, this is Maureen. I can't get my diskette out.
    Tech support: Have you tried pushing the Button?
    Customer: Yes, sure, it's really stuck.
    Tech support: That doesn't sound good; I'll make a note.
    Customer: No , wait a minute... I hadn't inserted it yet... it's still on my desk... sorry....

  • Tech support: Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen.
    Customer: Your left or my left?

  • Tech support: Good day. How may I help you?
    Male customer: Hello... I can't print.
    Tech support: Would you click on "start" for me and...
    Customer: Listen pal; don't start getting technical on me! I'm not Bill Gates.

  • Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'Can't find printer'. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it...

  • Customer: I have problems printing in red...
    Tech support: Do you have a color printer?
    Customer: Aaaah....................thank you.

  • Tech support: What's on your monitor now, ma'am?
    Customer: A teddy bear my boyfriend bought for me at Woolies.

  • Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore.
    Tech support: Are you sure it's plugged into the computer?
    Customer: No. I can't get behind the computer.
    Tech support: Pick up your keyboard and walk 10 paces back.
    Customer:! OK
    Tech support: Did the keyboard come with you?
    Customer: Yes
    Tech support: That means the keyboard is not plugged in. Is there another keyboard?
    Customer: Yes, there's another one here. Ah...that one does work...

  • Tech support: Your password is the small letter "a" as in apple, a capital letter V as n Victor, the number 7.
    Customer: Is that 7 in capital letters ?

  • Customer: can't get on the Internet.
    Tech support: Are you sure you used the right password?
    Customer: Yes, I'm sure. I saw my colleague do it.
    Tech support: Can you tell me what the password was?
    Customer: Five stars.

  • Tech support: What anti-virus program do you use?
    Customer: Netscape.
    Tech support: That's not an anti-virus program.
    Customer: Oh, sorry...Internet Explorer.

  • Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears.

  • Tech support: How may I help you?
    Customer: I'm writing my first e-mail.
    Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?
    Customer: Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address, but how do I get the circle around it?

  • A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
    Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
    Customer: "No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is working fine."

  • And last but not least...

    Tech support: "Okay Colin, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
    Customer: I don't have a P.
    Tech support: On your keyboard, Colin.
    Customer: What do you mean?
    Tech support: "P".....on your keyboard, Colin.
    Customer: I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT!!



Thursday, 18 October 2007

The world's friendliest countries

Libya is one of the world's friendliest countries, and that wasn’t my own finding but a survey which was carried out and compiled by travel experts at the Lonely Planet, something to feel proud about, and what a lovely country indeed.,,70141-1288711,00.html

Friday, 14 September 2007

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Long Way Down

Few days ago while I was surfing, I spotted a link about Long Way Down, which is a journey taken by two celebrities Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman to cross from Scotland to South Africa on their motorbikes, and going through various countries including Libya, I found it quite exciting and felt a sense of proud to see my own country been explored and shown on tv for different reasons this time, and that to be part of a good cause. The journey was to raise the awareness of UNICEF projects, which are in progress or to be started in some of the poor African countries, and to visit different charity schemes in this continent, anyone could contribute to these projects by visiting the website and donate some money.

The BBC will be airing this journey in the autumn and I am already looking forward to it, I do like this type of programmes, they would allow me to explore the world from my own sitting room and see different world and that’s one of the reasons that I think BBC is a great network in making documentaries such as this. You could check their blog and the their experience in this fascinating adventure by visiting the Long Way Down page, I leave you with this clip where Ewan McGregor, one of the Star Wars leading men enjoying the glory of Leptis Magna.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

A moment of an embarrassment

This morning while I was travelling to work by train to Preston, a lady next to me talking to her companion about if there is a drink and snack trolley in this train, so she said I’ll ask the conductor, the conductor replied there’s no snacks services in this train all the way to York and that’s two hours of travelling, but she said they could come off the train for a couple of minutes at Preston and she make sure that the train doesn’t leave without them, alternatively they could wait till they arrive at Bradford, at that point the passenger said “Bradford! No no Bradford is iffy “the conductor replied “I live in Bradford” there was a moment of dead silence, then a burst of laughter from everyone, while the lady covering her face from the embarrassment.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

is this me? may be !

I tried this personality test when I was reading happymoi blog and I had the results which would say is I would say closer to my personality indeed, thank you happymoi for sharing that test , and the results are:

Harry Potter at home for breakfast

Ding Dong, its exactly 8 o'clock in the morning the door bell rang, I rushed to open the door and I knew in advance who is at the door, it is Harry Potter himself! Well it is acutely the Postman looking out of breath as if he is been in the middle of running the marathon, he was delivering the latest edition of the most popular children book ever.
Before I opened my mouth he gasped "Harry Potter, and I have over 300 deliveries to do this morning" and as soon as he said the word "Harry" I could hear running feet from upstairs rushing down the stairs. My son appeared and grabbed the parcel with great excitement, we opened it together and he looked at the book with so much of admiration, excitement and kind of relief that the waiting game is over and now he got his copy, he went straight up to lay down on his bed with his book and started reading it, he asked me if he could have his breakfast in bed why not I said, so he gets his book and I get couple of hours of peace and quite.