"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Back to work

It was fortunate that Keith and I were better today and able to go to work, otherwise we might have missed today's 'customer from hell'. He came in with a printer and said the red light was lit and it wouldn't work.
"That means the ink cartridges are empty," said I helpfully.
"Oh no, it can't be that, it hasn't shown up on the ink monitor display on the computer."
Then he said he would like it done as quickly as possible as he needed it for work. So, ever obliging, Keith began work on it and discovered - guess what? - the ink cartridges were empty. Of course, to prove the point, he had to put new cartridges in. I rang his wife and told him it was ready and an hour later he arrived to pick it up. Well, we didn't expect a medal, but it would have been nice if he hadn't ranted about the fact that we had put new inks in when he already had plenty at home. He refused point blank to pay for the inks, we managed to get the money for the work done out of him and he swept out of the shop, throwing paper from the printer all around him as he went and yelling insults at us.
Why do we attract all the anti-social morons???


Michelle said...

Trust me Jen, they breed anti social morons down here too!

Jennyta said...

Maybe he didn't get a visit from Santa! lol

broomhilda said...

We have several of them here in the States as well.


gemmak said...

Wanker!..sorry but the situation called for it just this once :o)

Robyn said...

Oh you soooo need to read this website http://www.actsofgord.com/index.html

He owns his own game rental and repair shop in Canada. I think you will love it. I know I do.

Love and Light

Jennyta said...

I've just been visiting that website, Robyn. You're right, it's brilliant. Thanks :)

Shooting Parrots said...

What a prat! I'm beginning to think this European Computer Driving Licence thing is not such a bad idea.


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