Chinet -- Public Access UNIX since 1982
The Bastard Operator From Hell
So the second engineer rolls up, but the FedEx man has been and gone, so he misses out altogether.
This guy's a techno, (you can tell by the tie) but he's smart (no grazes), so I'm going to have to be wary.
"What's the problem?" he asks, in a business-like manner.
"It's the Model Three" I say (what the hell, it worked before)
"What the f*ck's a model three?" he asks confused.
He could be just testing me, but I decide to come clean. He doesn't notice so I just walk funny for a couple of minutes and then show him the terminal that I'd poured the iron filings into.
"It just went dead!" I say (having previously vacuumed the iron filings up, of course)
So anyway, he gets to work opening the cover and making board replacement noises. I decide to help and point out a fuse that's blown on the power supply board.
"Oh, I haven't got the parts for that - I've only got a replacement board." he says in a confused manner. "Which one was the fuse again?"
I point it out to him.
"Wow! And what does it do again? You know, I've been working at the same place for 6 years, and I've never seen one of those fuse thingys. It's amazing what you learn isn't it?!"
"What are you again?" I ask, already suspecting the answer
"Say, do you know anything about waffle irons?"
>Click!< >Fzzzzzzeeet!< >Clunk<
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